Agency Information Collection Activities; New Information Collection Request: Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Vendor Registration, 64248-64249 [2014-25603]

Download as PDF 64248 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 208 / Tuesday, October 28, 2014 / Notices reducing the quality of the collected information. Issued under the authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.87 on: October 21, 2014. G. Kelly Regal, Associate Administrator, Office of Research and Information Technology and Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–25597 Filed 10–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2014–0377] Agency Information Collection Activities; New Information Collection Request: Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Vendor Registration Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Department of Transportation (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 its review and approval and invites public comment on the approval of a new information collection request (ICR) entitled, Electronic Logging Device Vendor Registration. This ICR will be used to enable manufacturers of ELDs to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). DATES: We must receive your comments on or before December 29, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2014–0377 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Services; 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 asabaliauskas on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:06 Oct 27, 2014 Jkt 235001 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 http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. 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, or go to the street address listed above. 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 for the Federal Docket Management System published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit http:// edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdfE8794.pdf. Public Participation: The Federal eRulemaking Portal is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. You can obtain electronic submission and retrieval help and guidelines under the ‘‘help’’ section of the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web site. If you want us to notify you that we received your comments, please include a selfaddressed, stamped envelope or postcard, or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments online. Comments received after the comment closing date will be included in the docket and will be considered to the extent practicable. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Brian Routhier, Transportation Specialist, Technology Division, Office of Analysis, Research and Technology, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202–366–1225; email brian.routhier@ dot.gov. Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: On March 28, 2014, FMCSA published a Supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) entitled, ‘‘Electronic Logging Devices and Hours of Service Supporting Documents,’’ (79 FR 17656), which proposed to require the use of ELDs by those within the motor carrier industry PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 who are currently subject to Records of Duty Status (RODS) preparation requirements. Specifically, the final rule proposed: (1) Requiring new technical specifications for ELDs that address statutory requirements; (2) mandating ELDs for drivers currently using RODS. To ensure consistency among manufacturers and devices, functional specifications were published with the SNPRM. Providers’ certification of compliance to these functional specifications is required. Providers will also be required to register their compliant devices with FMCSA. The ELD providers will be asked to self-certify and register their devices with FMCSA online via an application Form MCSA–5893, ‘‘Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Vendor Registration and Certification.’’ FMCSA expects 100% of respondents to submit their information electronically. Once completed, FMCSA will issue a unique identification number that the provider will embed in their device(s). The FMCSA will maintain a list on its Web site of the current ELD providers and devices that have been certified (by the providers) to meet the technical specifications. The information will be necessary for fleets and drivers to easily find a compliant ELD for their use in meeting the FMCSA regulation requiring the use of ELDs. Title: Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Vendor Registration. OMB Control Number: 2126–00XX. Type of Request: New collection. Respondents: ELD vendors. Estimated Number of Respondents: 22. FMCSA estimates that there will be 22 respondents, 20 U.S. and 2 foreign ELD vendors, and that each vendor will register an average of 4 devices. The total of 88 devices (4 devices × 22 vendors) exceeds the number of devices that FMCSA is currently aware of, but the Agency has opted to use a conservatively high count in order to avoid under-estimating the burden for this ICR. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes first year and 7.5 minutes in subsequent years. Each vendor will take an estimated 15 minutes of preparation time plus 15 minutes per device to complete the initial registration, for a total of 75 minutes (15 minutes of preparation time + 4 devices per vendor × 15 minutes per device) per vendor in the first year. In subsequent years, it is expected that registration updates will take half the initial time; therefore respondents will take an estimated 7.5 minutes of preparation time + 4 devices per vendor × 7.5 minutes per device to complete registration updates, for a total E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 208 / Tuesday, October 28, 2014 / Notices of 37.5 minutes per vendor in subsequent years. Expiration Date: N/A. This is a new ICR. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 18 hours [((22 respondents × 75 minutes in year 1) + (22 respondents × 37.5 minutes in year 2) + (22 respondents × 37.5 minutes in year 3)) = 3,300 minutes ÷ 60 minutes per hour = 55 ÷ 3 year approval period = 18.33 hours, rounded to 18 hours]. 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 performance of FMCSA’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for 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. The agency will summarize or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Issued under the authority of 49 CFR 1.87 on: October 21, 2014. G. Kelly Regal, Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information Technology and Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–25603 Filed 10–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2014–0127] Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invites comments on two information collections that will be expiring on May 31, 2015. PHMSA will request an extension with no change for the information collections identified by OMB control numbers 2137–0049 and 2137–0594. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before December 29, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted in the following ways: asabaliauskas on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:06 Oct 27, 2014 Jkt 235001 E-Gov Web site: http:// www.regulations.gov. This site allows the public to enter comments on any Federal Register notice issued by any agency. Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Hand Delivery: Room W12–140 on the ground level of DOT, West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: Identify the docket number, PHMSA–2014–0127, at the beginning of your comments. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. You should know that 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.). Therefore, you may want to review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000, (65 FR 19477) or visit http://www.regulations.gov before submitting any such comments. Docket: For access to the docket or to read background documents or comments, go to http:// www.regulations.gov at any time or to Room W12–140 on the ground level of DOT, West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. If you wish to receive confirmation of receipt of your written comments, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard with the following statement: ‘‘Comments on PHMSA– 2014–0127.’’ The Docket Clerk will date stamp the postcard prior to returning it to you via the U.S. mail. Please note that due to delays in the delivery of U.S. mail to Federal offices in Washington, DC, we recommend that persons consider an alternative method (internet, fax, or professional delivery service) of submitting comments to the docket and ensuring their timely receipt at DOT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cameron Satterthwaite by telephone at 202–366–1319, by fax at 202–366–4566, or by mail at DOT, PHMSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., PHP–30, Washington, DC 20590–0001. PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64249 Section 1320.8(d), Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, 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 two information collection requests that PHMSA will submit to OMB for renewal. The following information is provided for each information collection: (1) Title of the information collection; (2) OMB control number; (3) Current expiration date; (4) Type of request; (5) Abstract of the information collection activity; (6) Description of affected public; (7) Estimate of total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden; and (8) Frequency of collection. PHMSA will request a three-year term of approval for each information collection activity. PHMSA requests comments on the following information collections: 1. Title: Recordkeeping Requirements for Gas Pipeline Operators. OMB Control Number: 2137–0049. Current Expiration Date: 5/31/2015. Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: A person owning or operating a natural gas pipeline facility is required to maintain records, make reports, and provide information to the Secretary of Transportation at the Secretary’s request. Affected Public: Owners and Operators of natural gas pipeline facilities. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Estimated number of responses: 12,300. Estimated annual burden hours: 940,454. Frequency of collection: On occasion. 2. Title: Customer-Owned Service Lines. OMB Control Number: 2137–0594. Current Expiration Date: 5/31/2015. Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: This collection of information about gas customers is used by operators to understand how their customers’ buried piping is being maintained and by the Office of Pipeline Safety and State authorities to review operator compliance. Affected Public: State and local governments. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Estimated number of responses: 550,000. Estimated annual burden hours: 9,167. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 208 (Tuesday, October 28, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2014-0377]


Agency Information Collection Activities; New Information 
Collection Request: Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Vendor Registration

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Department 
of Transportation (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 its 
review and approval and invites public comment on the approval of a new 
information collection request (ICR) entitled, Electronic Logging 
Device Vendor Registration. This ICR will be used to enable 
manufacturers of ELDs to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration (FMCSA).

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before December 29, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA-2014-0377 using any of the 
following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Mail: Docket Services; 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 http://www.regulations.gov, including any 
personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading 
below.
    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, or go to the street 
address listed above.
    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 for the Federal Docket Management System 
published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or 
you may visit http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdfE8-794.pdf.
    Public Participation: The Federal eRulemaking Portal is available 
24 hours each day, 365 days each year. You can obtain electronic 
submission and retrieval help and guidelines under the ``help'' section 
of the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web site. If you want us to notify 
you that we received your comments, please include a self-addressed, 
stamped envelope or postcard, or print the acknowledgement page that 
appears after submitting comments online. Comments received after the 
comment closing date will be included in the docket and will be 
considered to the extent practicable.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Brian Routhier, Transportation 
Specialist, Technology Division, Office of Analysis, Research and 
Technology, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of 
Transportation, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202-366-1225; email 
brian.routhier@dot.gov. Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: On March 28, 2014, FMCSA published a Supplemental 
notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) entitled, ``Electronic Logging 
Devices and Hours of Service Supporting Documents,'' (79 FR 17656), 
which proposed to require the use of ELDs by those within the motor 
carrier industry who are currently subject to Records of Duty Status 
(RODS) preparation requirements. Specifically, the final rule proposed: 
(1) Requiring new technical specifications for ELDs that address 
statutory requirements; (2) mandating ELDs for drivers currently using 
RODS. To ensure consistency among manufacturers and devices, functional 
specifications were published with the SNPRM. Providers' certification 
of compliance to these functional specifications is required. Providers 
will also be required to register their compliant devices with FMCSA.
    The ELD providers will be asked to self-certify and register their 
devices with FMCSA online via an application Form MCSA-5893, 
``Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Vendor Registration and 
Certification.'' FMCSA expects 100% of respondents to submit their 
information electronically. Once completed, FMCSA will issue a unique 
identification number that the provider will embed in their device(s).
    The FMCSA will maintain a list on its Web site of the current ELD 
providers and devices that have been certified (by the providers) to 
meet the technical specifications. The information will be necessary 
for fleets and drivers to easily find a compliant ELD for their use in 
meeting the FMCSA regulation requiring the use of ELDs.
    Title: Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Vendor Registration.
    OMB Control Number: 2126-00XX.
    Type of Request: New collection.
    Respondents: ELD vendors.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 22. FMCSA estimates that there 
will be 22 respondents, 20 U.S. and 2 foreign ELD vendors, and that 
each vendor will register an average of 4 devices. The total of 88 
devices (4 devices x 22 vendors) exceeds the number of devices that 
FMCSA is currently aware of, but the Agency has opted to use a 
conservatively high count in order to avoid under-estimating the burden 
for this ICR.
    Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes first year and 7.5 minutes 
in subsequent years. Each vendor will take an estimated 15 minutes of 
preparation time plus 15 minutes per device to complete the initial 
registration, for a total of 75 minutes (15 minutes of preparation time 
+ 4 devices per vendor x 15 minutes per device) per vendor in the first 
year. In subsequent years, it is expected that registration updates 
will take half the initial time; therefore respondents will take an 
estimated 7.5 minutes of preparation time + 4 devices per vendor x 7.5 
minutes per device to complete registration updates, for a total

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of 37.5 minutes per vendor in subsequent years.
    Expiration Date: N/A. This is a new ICR.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 18 hours [((22 respondents x 75 
minutes in year 1) + (22 respondents x 37.5 minutes in year 2) + (22 
respondents x 37.5 minutes in year 3)) = 3,300 minutes / 60 minutes per 
hour = 55 / 3 year approval period = 18.33 hours, rounded to 18 hours].
    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 performance of FMCSA's functions; (2) 
the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for 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. The agency will summarize or include your 
comments in the request for OMB's clearance of this information 
collection.

     Issued under the authority of 49 CFR 1.87 on: October 21, 2014.
G. Kelly Regal,
Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information 
Technology and Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-25603 Filed 10-27-14; 8:45 am]
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