Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements, 58029-58031 [2014-22933]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Notices comment (or signing the comment, 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). Issued in Washington, DC, on September 22, 2014. Ron Hynes, Director, Office of Technical Oversight. All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the appropriate docket number and may be submitted by any of the following methods. Issued in Washington, DC, on September 22, 2014. Ron Hynes, Director, Office of Safety Assurance and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–22876 Filed 9–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P [FR Doc. 2014–22875 Filed 9–25–14; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number NHTSA–2014–0100] [Docket Number FRA–2014–0078] Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements Notice of Petition for Approval of a Railroad Safety Program Plan mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4910–06–P AGENCY: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is providing notice that it has received a petition for approval of a Railroad Safety Program Plan (RSPP) submitted pursuant to Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 236, Subpart H, Standards for Processor-Based Signal and Train Control Systems. The petition is listed below, including the party seeking approval, and the requisite docket number. FRA is not accepting comments on this RSPP. The Canadian Pacific Railway Company submitted a petition for approval of an RSPP. The petition, the RSPP, and any related documents have been placed in the requisite docket (FRA–2014–0078) and are available for public inspection. Interested parties are invited to review the RSPP and associated documents at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s 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 on Federal Holidays. All documents in the public docket are available for inspection and copying on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. 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 should notify FRA, in writing, before the end of the comment period and specify the basis for their request. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT. ACTION: Request for public comment on a proposed collection of information. 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 reinstatement of previously approved collections. This document describes one collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 25, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments [Identified by DOT Docket No. NHTSA– 2014–0100] by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12– 140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Telephone: 1–800–647–5527. • Fax: 202–493–2251. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and docket number for this proposed collection of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00161 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58029 information. 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 below. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received 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 19477–78) or you may visit http:// DocketInfo.dot.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets. Alternately, you may visit in person the Docket Management Facility at the street address listed above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Coleman Sachs, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance (NVS–223), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, West Building–4th Floor–Room W43– 481, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Mr. Sachs’ telephone number is (202) 366–3151. Please identify the relevant collection of information by referring to its OMB Control Number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before an agency submits a proposed collection of information to OMB for approval, it must first 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 regulation (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; (iv) How to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1 58030 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 for public comments on the following proposed collection of information: Title: Consolidated Labeling Requirements for 49 CFR parts 565 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Requirements, and 567 Certification. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. OMB Control Number: 2127–0510. Affected Public: Motor vehicle manufacturers. Form Number: None. Abstract: Part 565 The regulations in part 565 specify the format, contents, and physical requirements for a vehicle identification number (VIN) system and its installation to simplify vehicle identification information retrieval and to increase the accuracy and efficiency of vehicle recall campaigns. The regulations require each vehicle manufactured in one stage to have a VIN that is assigned by the vehicle’s manufacturer. Each vehicle manufactured in more than one stage is to have a VIN assigned by the incomplete vehicle manufacturer. Each VIN must consist of 17 characters, including a check digit, in the ninth position, whose purpose is to verify the accuracy of any VIN transcription. The VIN must also incorporate the world manufacturer identifier or WMI assigned to the manufacturer by the competent authority in the country where the manufacturer is located. The WMI occupies the first three characters of the VIN for manufacturers that produce 1,000 or more vehicles of a specified type within a model year, and positions 1, 2, 3, 12, 13, and 14 of VINs assigned by manufacturers that produce less than 1,000 vehicles of a specified type per model year. The remaining characters of the VIN describe various vehicle attributes, such as make, model, and type, which vary depending on the vehicle’s type classification (i.e. passenger car, multipurpose passenger vehicle, truck, bus, trailer, motorcycle, low-speed vehicle), and identify the vehicle’s model year, plant code, and sequential production number. NHTSA has contracted with SAE International of Warrendale, Pennsylvania, to coordinate the assignment of WMIs to manufacturers in the United States. Each manufacturer of vehicles subject to the requirements of part 565 must VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 submit, either directly or through an agent, the unique identifier for each make and type of vehicle it manufactures at least 60 days before affixing the first VIN using the identifier. Manufacturers are also required to submit to NHTSA information necessary to decipher the characters contained in their VINs, including amendments to that information, at least 60 days prior to offering for sale the first vehicle identified by a VIN containing that information or if information concerning vehicle characteristics sufficient to specify the VIN code is unavailable to the manufacturer by that date, then within one week after that information first becomes available. In 2011, NHTSA received VIN deciphering information under part 565 from approximately 650 manufacturers. In 2012, NHTSA received this information from approximately 500 manufacturers. In 2013, NHTSA received this information from approximately 475 manufacturers. Based on these figures, the agency would expect to receive approximately 542 part 565 submissions from manufacturers in each of the next three years (650 + 500 + 475 = 1625; 1625/3 = 542). Assuming that it would take one hour to produce a VIN deciphering submission, at an average cost of $30.00 per hour for the administrative and professional staff preparing and reviewing the submission, NHTSA estimates that it will cost vehicle manufacturers $16,260 to comply with the part 565 requirements (542 submission × $30 = $16,260). Part 567 The regulations in part 567 specify the content and location of, and other requirements for, the certification label to be affixed to a motor vehicle, as required by the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act, as amended (the Vehicle Safety Act)(49 U.S.C. 30115) and the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act, as amended (the Cost Savings Act)(49 U.S.C. 30254 and 33109), to address certification-related duties and liabilities, and to provide the consumer with information to assist him or her in determining which of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (as found in 49 CFR part 567), Bumper Standards (as found in 49 CFR part 581, and Federal Theft Prevention Standards (as found in 49 CFR part 541) are applicable to the vehicle. The regulations pertain to manufacturers of motor vehicles to which one or more standards are applicable, including persons who alter such vehicles prior to their first retail PO 00000 Frm 00162 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 sale, and to Registered Importers of vehicles not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards that are determined eligible for importation by NHTSA, based on the vehicles’ capability of being modified to conform to those standards. The regulations require each manufacturer to affix to each vehicle, in a prescribed location, a label that, among other things, identifies the vehicle’s manufacturer (defined as the person who actually assembles the vehicle), the vehicle’s date of manufacture, and the statement that the vehicle complies with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards and, where applicable, Bumper and Theft Prevention Standards in effect on the date of manufacture. The label must also include the vehicle’s gross vehicle and gross axle weight ratings (GVWR and GAWRs), vehicle identification number, and vehicle type classification (i.e., passenger car, multipurpose passenger vehicle, truck, bus, trailer, motorcycle, low-speed vehicle). The regulations specify other labelling requirements for incomplete vehicle, intermediate, and final-stage manufacturers of vehicles built in two or more stages, such as commercial trucks that are built by adding work performing components, such as a cargo box or cement mixer, to a previously manufactured chassis or chassis-cab, and to persons who alter previously certified vehicles, other than by the addition, substitution, or removal of readily attachable components such as mirrors or tire and rim assemblies, or minor finishing operation such as painting, before the first purchase of the vehicle for purposes other than resale. Description of the Likely Respondents (Including Estimated Number and Proposed Frequency of Responses to the Collection of Information): The agency estimates that it will receive new submissions of VIN deciphering information under part 565 from approximately 542 manufacturers of motor vehicles per year. The manufacturers need only submit the required information on a one-time basis, with the proviso that they notify the agency of any changes in the information on file within 30 days from the date that any change in that information occurs. In addition, the agency estimates that approximately 15,000 manufacturers of motor vehicles of all types, including manufacturers of passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, buses, trailers, motorcycles and low-speed vehicles, as well as incomplete vehicle manufacturers, intermediate and final E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Notices stage manufacturers of vehicles built in two or more stages, and vehicle alterers, will need to comply with the certification labeling requirements of part 567. Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden of the Collection of Information: 542 hours for supplying required VIN-deciphering information to NHTSA under part 565; 60,000 hours for meeting the labeling requirements of part 567. Estimate of the Total Annual Costs of the Collection of Information: Assuming that the letter and table that is used to submit part 565 information is completed by company officers or employees compensated at an average rate of $30.00 per hour, the agency estimates that $16,260 will be expended on an annual basis by all manufacturers required to submit that information. Additionally, assuming that it will take an average of .005 hours to affix a certification label to each of the approximately 12,000,000 vehicles produced each year for sale in the United States, at an average cost of $20.00 per hour, the agency estimates that roughly $1,200,000 will be expended by all manufacturers to comply with the labeling requirements of part 567. 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. Nancy Lumman Lewis, Associate Administrator for Enforcement. [FR Doc. 2014–22933 Filed 9–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. PHMSA–2013–0241; Notice No. 14–2] Information Collection Activities Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA is inviting comments on an information collection under Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control No. 2137–0586 entitled ‘‘Hazardous Materials Public Sector Training and Planning Grants.’’ In a previous 60-Day Notice published under Docket No. PHMSA–2013–0241, Notice No. 13–18, in the Federal Register on December 4, 2013 [78 FR 72972], PHMSA invited comments on its intent to collect additional information from Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grantees on the ultimate recipients of HMEP grants. PHMSA is requesting the additional information to respond to a statutory requirement in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (Pub. L. 112–141, July 6, 2012) (MAP–21) to submit an annual report to Congress that identifies the ultimate recipients of HMEP grants and contains a detailed accounting and description of each grant expenditure by each grant recipient, including the amount of, and purpose for, each expenditure. This 30-Day Notice acknowledges comments received regarding the 60-Day Notice and provides details on the information PHMSA will be collecting in order to comply with MAP–21. SUMMARY: Comments on this notice must be received by October 27, 2014 to be assured of consideration. DATES: Send comments by mail to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for DOT–PHMSA, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, by fax, 202– 395–5806, or by email, to OIRA_ Submission@omb.eop.gov. We invite commenters to address the following issues: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for PHMSA to comply with the MAP–21 requirements, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of PHMSA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and docket number for this notice at the beginning of the comment. All comments received will be posted without change to the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS), including any personal information. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00163 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58031 Docket: For access to the dockets to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov or DOT’s Docket Operations Office (see ADDRESSES). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aaron Mitchell, Director, Outreach, Training, and Grants Division, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (PHH–50), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, (202) 366–1634, PHMSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1320.8(d), Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) requires PHMSA to provide interested members of the public and affected agencies an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping requests. This notice identifies a revised information collection PHMSA will submit to OMB under OMB Control Number 2137–0586, entitled ‘‘Hazardous Materials Public Sector Training and Planning Grants,’’ to comply with Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (Pub. L. 112– 141, July 6, 2012) (MAP–21). This collection of information is contained in 49 CFR, part 110, Hazardous Materials Public Sector Training and Planning Grants. We are revising the information collection to implement the statutory requirement that PHMSA must identify the ultimate recipients of HMEP grants and provide to Congress a detailed accounting and description of each grant expenditure by each grant recipient, including the amount of, and purpose for, each expenditure. A. HMEP Grants PHMSA is responsible for administering the HMEP grant program. The HMEP grant program, as mandated by Federal hazardous materials transportation law (Federal hazmat law; 49 U.S.C. 5101 et seq.) provides Federal financial and technical assistance to states, territories, and Native American tribes to ‘‘develop, improve, and carry out emergency plans’’ within the National Response System and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986 (Title III), 42 U.S.C. 11001 et seq. The program was established in 1993 to ensure that the needed planning, training, and infrastructure are in place to protect the public in the event of a transportationrelated hazardous materials incident. The grants are used to develop, improve, and implement emergency plans; train public sector hazardous materials emergency response employees to respond to accidents and incidents involving hazardous E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket Number NHTSA-2014-0100]


Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Request for public comment on a 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 reinstatement of previously approved collections.
    This document describes one collection of information for which 
NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 25, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments [Identified by DOT Docket No. NHTSA-
2014-0100] by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility: U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Ground 
Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building, Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Telephone: 1-800-647-
5527.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and 
docket number for this proposed collection of information. 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 below.
    Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all 
comments received 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 19477-78) or you may visit http://DocketInfo.dot.gov.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the 
online instructions for accessing the dockets. Alternately, you may 
visit in person the Docket Management Facility at the street address 
listed above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Coleman Sachs, Office of Vehicle 
Safety Compliance (NVS-223), National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, West Building-4th Floor-Room W43-481, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Mr. Sachs' telephone number is (202) 
366-3151. Please identify the relevant collection of information by 
referring to its OMB Control Number.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
before an agency submits a proposed collection of information to OMB 
for approval, it must first 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 regulation (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;
    (iv) How to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those

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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 for public 
comments on the following proposed collection of information:
    Title: Consolidated Labeling Requirements for 49 CFR parts 565 
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Requirements, and 567 
Certification.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    OMB Control Number: 2127-0510.
    Affected Public: Motor vehicle manufacturers.
    Form Number: None.
    Abstract:

Part 565

    The regulations in part 565 specify the format, contents, and 
physical requirements for a vehicle identification number (VIN) system 
and its installation to simplify vehicle identification information 
retrieval and to increase the accuracy and efficiency of vehicle recall 
campaigns. The regulations require each vehicle manufactured in one 
stage to have a VIN that is assigned by the vehicle's manufacturer. 
Each vehicle manufactured in more than one stage is to have a VIN 
assigned by the incomplete vehicle manufacturer. Each VIN must consist 
of 17 characters, including a check digit, in the ninth position, whose 
purpose is to verify the accuracy of any VIN transcription. The VIN 
must also incorporate the world manufacturer identifier or WMI assigned 
to the manufacturer by the competent authority in the country where the 
manufacturer is located. The WMI occupies the first three characters of 
the VIN for manufacturers that produce 1,000 or more vehicles of a 
specified type within a model year, and positions 1, 2, 3, 12, 13, and 
14 of VINs assigned by manufacturers that produce less than 1,000 
vehicles of a specified type per model year. The remaining characters 
of the VIN describe various vehicle attributes, such as make, model, 
and type, which vary depending on the vehicle's type classification 
(i.e. passenger car, multipurpose passenger vehicle, truck, bus, 
trailer, motorcycle, low-speed vehicle), and identify the vehicle's 
model year, plant code, and sequential production number. NHTSA has 
contracted with SAE International of Warrendale, Pennsylvania, to 
coordinate the assignment of WMIs to manufacturers in the United 
States. Each manufacturer of vehicles subject to the requirements of 
part 565 must submit, either directly or through an agent, the unique 
identifier for each make and type of vehicle it manufactures at least 
60 days before affixing the first VIN using the identifier. 
Manufacturers are also required to submit to NHTSA information 
necessary to decipher the characters contained in their VINs, including 
amendments to that information, at least 60 days prior to offering for 
sale the first vehicle identified by a VIN containing that information 
or if information concerning vehicle characteristics sufficient to 
specify the VIN code is unavailable to the manufacturer by that date, 
then within one week after that information first becomes available. In 
2011, NHTSA received VIN deciphering information under part 565 from 
approximately 650 manufacturers. In 2012, NHTSA received this 
information from approximately 500 manufacturers. In 2013, NHTSA 
received this information from approximately 475 manufacturers. Based 
on these figures, the agency would expect to receive approximately 542 
part 565 submissions from manufacturers in each of the next three years 
(650 + 500 + 475 = 1625; 1625/3 = 542). Assuming that it would take one 
hour to produce a VIN deciphering submission, at an average cost of 
$30.00 per hour for the administrative and professional staff preparing 
and reviewing the submission, NHTSA estimates that it will cost vehicle 
manufacturers $16,260 to comply with the part 565 requirements (542 
submission x $30 = $16,260).

Part 567

    The regulations in part 567 specify the content and location of, 
and other requirements for, the certification label to be affixed to a 
motor vehicle, as required by the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle 
Safety Act, as amended (the Vehicle Safety Act)(49 U.S.C. 30115) and 
the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act, as amended (the 
Cost Savings Act)(49 U.S.C. 30254 and 33109), to address certification-
related duties and liabilities, and to provide the consumer with 
information to assist him or her in determining which of the Federal 
Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (as found in 49 CFR part 567), Bumper 
Standards (as found in 49 CFR part 581, and Federal Theft Prevention 
Standards (as found in 49 CFR part 541) are applicable to the vehicle. 
The regulations pertain to manufacturers of motor vehicles to which one 
or more standards are applicable, including persons who alter such 
vehicles prior to their first retail sale, and to Registered Importers 
of vehicles not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable 
Federal motor vehicle safety standards that are determined eligible for 
importation by NHTSA, based on the vehicles' capability of being 
modified to conform to those standards. The regulations require each 
manufacturer to affix to each vehicle, in a prescribed location, a 
label that, among other things, identifies the vehicle's manufacturer 
(defined as the person who actually assembles the vehicle), the 
vehicle's date of manufacture, and the statement that the vehicle 
complies with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards 
and, where applicable, Bumper and Theft Prevention Standards in effect 
on the date of manufacture. The label must also include the vehicle's 
gross vehicle and gross axle weight ratings (GVWR and GAWRs), vehicle 
identification number, and vehicle type classification (i.e., passenger 
car, multipurpose passenger vehicle, truck, bus, trailer, motorcycle, 
low-speed vehicle). The regulations specify other labelling 
requirements for incomplete vehicle, intermediate, and final-stage 
manufacturers of vehicles built in two or more stages, such as 
commercial trucks that are built by adding work performing components, 
such as a cargo box or cement mixer, to a previously manufactured 
chassis or chassis-cab, and to persons who alter previously certified 
vehicles, other than by the addition, substitution, or removal of 
readily attachable components such as mirrors or tire and rim 
assemblies, or minor finishing operation such as painting, before the 
first purchase of the vehicle for purposes other than resale.
    Description of the Likely Respondents (Including Estimated Number 
and Proposed Frequency of Responses to the Collection of Information): 
The agency estimates that it will receive new submissions of VIN 
deciphering information under part 565 from approximately 542 
manufacturers of motor vehicles per year. The manufacturers need only 
submit the required information on a one-time basis, with the proviso 
that they notify the agency of any changes in the information on file 
within 30 days from the date that any change in that information 
occurs. In addition, the agency estimates that approximately 15,000 
manufacturers of motor vehicles of all types, including manufacturers 
of passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, buses, 
trailers, motorcycles and low-speed vehicles, as well as incomplete 
vehicle manufacturers, intermediate and final

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stage manufacturers of vehicles built in two or more stages, and 
vehicle alterers, will need to comply with the certification labeling 
requirements of part 567.
    Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden of 
the Collection of Information: 542 hours for supplying required VIN-
deciphering information to NHTSA under part 565; 60,000 hours for 
meeting the labeling requirements of part 567.
    Estimate of the Total Annual Costs of the Collection of 
Information: Assuming that the letter and table that is used to submit 
part 565 information is completed by company officers or employees 
compensated at an average rate of $30.00 per hour, the agency estimates 
that $16,260 will be expended on an annual basis by all manufacturers 
required to submit that information. Additionally, assuming that it 
will take an average of .005 hours to affix a certification label to 
each of the approximately 12,000,000 vehicles produced each year for 
sale in the United States, at an average cost of $20.00 per hour, the 
agency estimates that roughly $1,200,000 will be expended by all 
manufacturers to comply with the labeling requirements of part 567.
    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.

Nancy Lumman Lewis,
Associate Administrator for Enforcement.
[FR Doc. 2014-22933 Filed 9-25-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-59-P