Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements, 70271-70272 [2014-27891]

Download as PDF wreier-aviles on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 25, 2014 / Notices Gavin’s telephone number is (202) 366– 9291. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). In compliance with these requirements, this notice announces that the following information collection request has been forwarded to OMB. A Federal Register notice soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on May 27, 2014 (79 FR 30230). No comments were received on that notice. Title: Recruitment and Debriefing of Human Subjects for Research Related to Motor Vehicle Gear Selection Controls. OMB Control Number: 2127—New. Type of Request: New information collection. Form Numbers: 1263 and 1264. Requested Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from the approval date. Abstract: The introduction of electronically-controlled transmissions has allowed much greater freedom in the design of driver interfaces, with the result that drivers are being confronted with new and different types of gear selector controls—joysticks, push buttons, rotary knobs, etc. This information collection is incidental to the recruitment of participants for human-factors studies designed to measure the ability of drivers to adapt to unfamiliar types of gear-selection controls. There is no known published usability research related to these new types of driver interfaces. The proposed studies will examine driver response to non-traditional gear selector configurations in routine and emergency simulated driving scenarios, noting driver confusion, distraction and unintended consequences due to the unconventional gear selector configuration. The research method consists of driving simulations to collect objective and subjective data about six different gear selector types. Approximately 500 drivers will respond to the request for participants. It is estimated that of the 500 respondents, 360 will ultimately be recruited and participate. The estimated burden hours were calculated for the pre- and postexperiment questionnaires and for performing the driving tasks for the 500 respondents accordingly. Participants will be tested individually in a driving simulator located at the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center), which will conduct this research under an Intra-Agency VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:41 Nov 24, 2014 Jkt 235001 Agreement (IAA) with NHTSA. The information being collected consists of that required for scheduling appointments and for balancing the subject sample across age groups, gender, and previous driving experience with various motor vehicle gear selector configurations. The experimental data will contain the demographic and pastexperience descriptors for each participant, but no personally identifiable information. During or after the experimental sessions, participants may be queried regarding their perceptions and preferences about various aspects of gear-selection controls. Affected Public: Participants for the driving simulator experiment will be selected from a list of eligible individuals who reside in the Boston area and have indicated to Volpe Center staff that they would like to participate in this experiment. All participants will be asked the same recruitment questions. Respondents: Drivers with a valid driver license. Estimated Number of Respondents: 500. Estimated Number of Respondents Selected: 360. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 595 hours (1 hour and 38 minutes per selected respondent and 3 minutes per respondent not selected.) Frequency of Collection: One time. 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 Departments 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. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.95. R. Ryan Posten, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–27884 Filed 11–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70271 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [U.S. DOT Docket Number NHTSA–2014– 0116] Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Request for public comment on extension of a currently approved 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 reinstatement of previously approved collections. This document describes an existing collection of information for 49 CFR part 574, Tire Identification and Recordkeeping, for which NHTSA intends to seek renewed OMB approval. DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 26, 2015. ADDRESSES: Comments must refer to the docket number cited at the beginning of this notice, and may be submitted 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, M–30, U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12– 140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Telephone: 1–800–647–2251. Instructions: All submissions must include the docket number for this document. Please identify the collection of information for which a comment is provided by referencing the OMB Control Number, 2127–0050. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 70272 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 25, 2014 / Notices 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:// DocketsInfo.dot.gov. Dr. Abigail Morgan, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W43–467, NVS–122, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: (202) 366–6005. 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: (1) 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; (2) 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; (3) How to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (4) 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 for public comments on the following collection of information: Title: Tire Identification and Recordkeeping. OMB Control Number: 2127–0050. Form Number: This collection of information uses no standard form. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection of information. Summary of the Collection of Information: 49 U.S.C. 30117(b) requires each tire manufacturer to collect and maintain records of the first purchasers of new tires. To carry out this mandate, 49 CFR part 574, Tire Identification and wreier-aviles on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:41 Nov 24, 2014 Jkt 235001 Recordkeeping, requires tire dealers and distributors to record the names and addresses of retail purchasers of new tires and the identification numbers(s) of the tires sold. A specific form is provided to tire dealers and distributors by tire manufacturers for recording this information. The completed forms are returned to the tire manufacturers where they are retained for not less than five years. Part 574 requires independent tire dealers and distributors to provide a registration form to consumers with the tire identification number(s) already recorded and information identifying the dealer/distributor. The consumer can then record his/her name and address and return the form to the tire manufacturer via U.S. mail, or alternatively, the consumer can provide this information electronically on the tire manufacturer’s Web site if the tire manufacturer provides this capability. Additionally, motor vehicle manufacturers are required to record the names and addresses of the first purchasers (for purposes other than resale), together with the identification numbers of the tires on the new vehicle, and retain this information for not less than five years. Description of the Need for the Information and the Use of the Information: The information is used by a tire manufacturer after it or the agency determines that some of its tires either fail to comply with an applicable safety standard or contain a safety related defect. With the information, the tire manufacturer can notify the first purchaser of the tire and provide them with any necessary information or instructions to remedy the noncompliance situation or safety defect. Without this information, efforts to identify the first purchaser of tires that have been determined to be defective or nonconforming pursuant to Sections 30118 and 30119 of Title 49 U.S.C. would be impeded. Further, the ability of the purchasers to take appropriate action in the interest of motor vehicle safety may be compromised. Description of the Likely Respondents (Including Estimated Number and Proposed Frequency of Response to the Collection of Information): We estimate that the collection of information affects 10 million respondents annually. This group consists of approximately 20 tire manufacturers, 59,000 new tire dealers and distributors, and 10 million consumers who choose to register their tire purchases with tire manufacturers. A response is required by motor vehicle manufacturers upon each sale of a new vehicle and by non-independent tire dealers with each sale of a new tire. A consumer may elect to respond when PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 purchasing a new tire from an independent tire dealer. Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden Resulting From the Collection of Information: The estimated burden is as follows: New tire dealers and distributors: 59,000. Consumers: 10,000,000. Total tire registrations (manual): 54,000,000. Total tire registration hours (manual): 225,000. Recordkeeping hours (manual): 25,000. Total annual tire registration and recordkeeping hours: 250,000. 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. R. Ryan Posten, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 2014–27891 Filed 11–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [U.S. DOT Docket Number NHTSA–2014— 0111] Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Request for public comment on the extension of a currently approved 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 reinstatement of previously approved collections. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[U.S. DOT Docket Number NHTSA-2014-0116]


Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 
Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Request for public comment on extension of a currently approved 
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 an existing collection of information for 49 CFR 
part 574, Tire Identification and Recordkeeping, for which NHTSA 
intends to seek renewed OMB approval.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 26, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Comments must refer to the docket number cited at the 
beginning of this notice, and may be submitted 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, M-30, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building, Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. 
Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. 
Telephone: 1-800-647-2251.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the docket number for 
this document. Please identify the collection of information for which 
a comment is provided by referencing the OMB Control Number, 2127-0050. 
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

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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://DocketsInfo.dot.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Abigail Morgan, NHTSA, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Room W43-467, NVS-122, Washington, DC 20590. 
Telephone: (202) 366-6005.

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:
    (1) 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;
    (2) 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;
    (3) How to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected;
    (4) 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 for public 
comments on the following collection of information:
    Title: Tire Identification and Recordkeeping.
    OMB Control Number: 2127-0050.
    Form Number: This collection of information uses no standard form.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection of 
information.
    Summary of the Collection of Information: 49 U.S.C. 30117(b) 
requires each tire manufacturer to collect and maintain records of the 
first purchasers of new tires. To carry out this mandate, 49 CFR part 
574, Tire Identification and Recordkeeping, requires tire dealers and 
distributors to record the names and addresses of retail purchasers of 
new tires and the identification numbers(s) of the tires sold. A 
specific form is provided to tire dealers and distributors by tire 
manufacturers for recording this information. The completed forms are 
returned to the tire manufacturers where they are retained for not less 
than five years. Part 574 requires independent tire dealers and 
distributors to provide a registration form to consumers with the tire 
identification number(s) already recorded and information identifying 
the dealer/distributor. The consumer can then record his/her name and 
address and return the form to the tire manufacturer via U.S. mail, or 
alternatively, the consumer can provide this information electronically 
on the tire manufacturer's Web site if the tire manufacturer provides 
this capability. Additionally, motor vehicle manufacturers are required 
to record the names and addresses of the first purchasers (for purposes 
other than resale), together with the identification numbers of the 
tires on the new vehicle, and retain this information for not less than 
five years.
    Description of the Need for the Information and the Use of the 
Information: The information is used by a tire manufacturer after it or 
the agency determines that some of its tires either fail to comply with 
an applicable safety standard or contain a safety related defect. With 
the information, the tire manufacturer can notify the first purchaser 
of the tire and provide them with any necessary information or 
instructions to remedy the non-compliance situation or safety defect.
    Without this information, efforts to identify the first purchaser 
of tires that have been determined to be defective or nonconforming 
pursuant to Sections 30118 and 30119 of Title 49 U.S.C. would be 
impeded. Further, the ability of the purchasers to take appropriate 
action in the interest of motor vehicle safety may be compromised.
    Description of the Likely Respondents (Including Estimated Number 
and Proposed Frequency of Response to the Collection of Information): 
We estimate that the collection of information affects 10 million 
respondents annually. This group consists of approximately 20 tire 
manufacturers, 59,000 new tire dealers and distributors, and 10 million 
consumers who choose to register their tire purchases with tire 
manufacturers. A response is required by motor vehicle manufacturers 
upon each sale of a new vehicle and by non-independent tire dealers 
with each sale of a new tire. A consumer may elect to respond when 
purchasing a new tire from an independent tire dealer.
    Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden 
Resulting From the Collection of Information: The estimated burden is 
as follows:

New tire dealers and distributors: 59,000.
Consumers: 10,000,000.
Total tire registrations (manual): 54,000,000.
Total tire registration hours (manual): 225,000.
Recordkeeping hours (manual): 25,000.
Total annual tire registration and recordkeeping hours: 250,000.

    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.

R. Ryan Posten,
Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2014-27891 Filed 11-24-14; 8:45 am]
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