Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements, 75859-75862 [2014-29680]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 244 / Friday, December 19, 2014 / Notices As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. DATES: Submit comments on or before January 20, 2015. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD–2014–0154. Written comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. You may also send comments electronically via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection and copying at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An electronic version of this document and all documents entered into this docket is available on the World Wide Web at http:// www.regulations.gov. SUMMARY: Linda Williams, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W23–453, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202– 366–0903, Email Linda.Williams@ dot.gov. As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel MIS MOONDANCE is: Intended Commercial Use of Vessel: ‘‘Charter for recreational use’’ Geographic Region: ‘‘Florida, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York’’ The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD–2014–0154 at http://www.regulations.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with 46 U.S.C. 12121 and MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388, that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:37 Dec 18, 2014 Jkt 235001 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 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78). By Order of the Maritime Administrator Dated: December 11, 2014. Julie P. Agarwal, Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–29717 Filed 12–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2014–0122] Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Request for public comment on proposed collection of information. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: comments. Comments should also state the commenter’s interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in § 388.4 of MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388. This notice solicits public comments on continuation of the requirements for the collection of information on safety standards. 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 a collection of information on nine Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSSs) and two regulations, for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. The information collection pertains to requirements that specify certain description, instructions and safety precautions regarding items of motor vehicle equipment must appear in the vehicle owner’s manual. DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 17, 2015. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75859 You may submit comments to the docket number identified in the heading of this document 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, Rm. 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. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. You may call the Docket Management Facility at 202–366–9826. Regardless of how you submit your comments, you should mention the docket number of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Complete copies of each request for collection of information may be obtained at no charge from Mr. Lou Molino, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W43–311, NVS–112, Washington, DC 20590. Mr. Lou Molino’s telephone number is (202) 366–1740. 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 who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 75860 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 244 / Friday, December 19, 2014 / Notices 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 collections of information: (1) Title: Consolidated Vehicle Owner’s Manual Requirements for Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Equipment. OMB Control Number: 2127–0541. Form Number: This collection of information uses no standard form. Requested Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from the approval date. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals, households, business, other for-profit, not-for-profit, farms, Federal Government and state, local or tribal government. Abstract: 49 U.S.C. 30111 authorizes the issuance of Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) and regulations. The agency, in prescribing a FMVSS or regulation, considers available relevant motor vehicle safety data, and consults with other agencies, as it deems appropriate. Further, the statute mandates that in issuing any FMVSS or regulation, the agency considers whether the standard or regulation is ‘‘reasonable, practicable and appropriate for the particular type of motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment for which it is prescribed,’’ and whether such a standard will contribute to carrying out the purpose of the Act. The Secretary is authorized to invoke such rules and regulations as deemed necessary to carry out these requirements. Using this authority, the agency issued the following FMVSS and regulations, specifying that certain safety precautions regarding items of motor vehicle equipment appear in the vehicle owner’s manual to aid the agency in achieving many of its safety goals: FMVSS No. 108, ‘‘Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment,’’ FMVSS No. 110, ‘‘Tire selection and rims,’’ FMVSS No. 138, ‘‘Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems,’’ FMVSS No. 202a, ‘‘Head restraints,’’ FMVSS No. 205, ‘‘Glazing materials,’’ FMVSS No. 208, ‘‘Occupant crash protection,’’ FMVSS No. 210, ‘‘Seat belt assembly anchorages,’’ FMVSS No. 226, ‘‘Ejection mitigation,’’ FMVSS No. 213, ‘‘Child restraint systems,’’ Part 575 Section 103, ‘‘Camper loading,’’ and Part 575 Section 105, ‘‘Utility vehicles.’’ This notice requests comments on the information VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:37 Dec 18, 2014 Jkt 235001 collections of these FMVSSs and regulations. Description of the need for the information and proposed use of the information: In order to ensure that manufacturers are complying with the FMVSS and regulations, NHTSA requires a number of information collections in FMVSS Nos. 108, 110, 138, 202a, 205, 208, 210, 213 and 226, and Part 575 Sections 103 and 105. FMVSS No. 108, ‘‘Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.’’ This standard requires that certain lamps and reflective devices with certain performance levels be installed on motor vehicles to assure that the roadway is properly illuminated, that vehicles can be readily seen, and the signals can be transmitted to other drivers sharing the road, during day, night and inclement weather. Since the specific manner in which headlamp aim is to be performed is not regulated (only the performance of the device is), aiming devices manufactured or installed by different vehicle and headlamp manufacturers may work in significantly different ways. As a consequence, to assure that headlamps can be correctly aimed, instructions for proper use must be part of the vehicle as a label, or optionally, in the vehicle owner’s manual. FMVSS No. 110, ‘‘Tire selection and rims.’’ This standard specifies requirements for tire selection to prevent tire overloading. The vehicle’s normal load and maximum load on the tire shall not be greater than applicable specified limits. The standard requires a permanently affixed vehicle placard specifying vehicle capacity weight, designated seating capacity, manufacturer recommended cold tire inflation pressure, and manufacturer’s recommended tire size. The standard further specifies rim construction requirements, load limits of nonpneumatic spare tires, and labeling requirements for non-pneumatic spare tires, including a required placard. Owner’s manual information is required for ‘‘Use of Spare Tire.’’ FMVSS No. 110 requires additional owner’s manual information on the revised vehicle placard and tire information label, on revised tire labeling, and on tire safety and load limits and terminology. FMVSS No. 138, ‘‘Tire pressure monitoring systems.’’ This standard specifies requirements for a tire pressure monitoring system to warn the driver of an under-inflated tire condition. Its purpose is to reduce the likelihood of a vehicle crash resulting from tire failure due to operation in an under-inflated condition. The standard requires the Owner’s Manual to include specific PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information on the low pressure warning telltale and the malfunction indicator telltale. FMVSS No. 202a, ‘‘Head restraints.’’ This standard specifies requirements for head restraints. The standard, which seeks to reduce whiplash injuries in rear collisions, currently requires head restraints for front outboard designated seating positions in passenger cars and in light multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks and buses. In a final rule published on December 14, 2004 (69 FR 74880), the standard requires that vehicle manufacturers include information in owner’s manuals for vehicles manufactured on or after September 1, 2008. The owner’s manual must clearly identify which seats are equipped with head restraints. If the head restraints are removable, the owner’s manual must provide instructions on how to remove the head restraint by a deliberate action distinct from any act necessary for adjustment, and how to reinstall head restraints. The owner’s manual must warn that all head restraints must be reinstalled to properly protect vehicle occupants. Finally, the owner’s manual must describe, in an easily understandable format, the adjustment of the head restraints and/or seat back to achieve appropriate head restraint position relative to the occupant’s head. FMVSS No. 205, ‘‘Glazing materials.’’ This standard specifies requirement for all glazing material used in windshields, windows, and interior partitions of motor vehicles. Its purpose is to reduce the likelihood of lacerations and to minimize the possibility of occupants penetrating the windshield in a crash. More detailed information regarding the care and maintenance of such glazing items, as the glass-plastic windshield, is required to be placed in the vehicle owner’s manual. FMVSS No. 208, ‘‘Occupant crash protection.’’ This standard specifies requirements for both active and passive occupant crash protection systems for passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks and small buses. Certain safety features, such as air bags, or the care and maintenance of air bag systems, are required to be explained to the owner by means of the owner’s manual. For example, the owner’s manual must describe the vehicle’s air bag system and provide precautionary information about the proper positioning of the occupants, including children. The owner’s manual must also warn that no objects, such as shotguns carried in police cars, should be placed over or near the air bag covers. FMVSS No. 210, ‘‘Seat belt assembly anchorages.’’ This standard specifies E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 244 / Friday, December 19, 2014 / Notices requirements for seat belt assembly anchorages to ensure effective occupant restraint and to reduce the likelihood of failure in a crash. The standard requires that manufacturers place the following information in the vehicle owner’s manual: a. An explanation that child restraints are designed to be secured by means of the vehicle’s seat belts, and b. A statement alerting vehicle owners that children are always safer in the rear seat. FMVSS No. 213, ‘‘Child restraint systems.’’ This standard specifies requirements for child restraint systems and requires that manufacturers provide consumers with detailed information relating to child safety in air bag equipped vehicles. The vehicle owner’s manual must include information about the operation and do’s and don’ts of built-in child seats. FMVSS No. 226, ‘‘Ejection mitigation.’’ This standard establishes vehicle requirements intended to reduce the partial and complete ejection of vehicle occupants through side windows in crashes, particularly rollover crashes. The standard applies to vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 4,536 kg or less. Written information must be provided with every vehicle describing any ejection mitigation countermeasure that deploys in the event of a rollover and a discussion of the readiness indicator specifying a list of the elements of the system being monitored by the indicator, a discussion of the purpose and location of the telltale, and instructions to the consumer on the steps to take if the telltale is illuminated. Part 575 Section 103, ‘‘Camper loading.’’ This regulation requires manufacturers of slide-in campers to affix to each camper a label that contains information relating to identification and proper loading of the camper and to provide more detailed loading information in the owner’s manual. This regulation also requires manufacturers of trucks that would accommodate slide-in campers to specify the cargo weight ratings and the longitudinal limits within which the center of gravity for the cargo weight rating should be located. Part 575 Section 105, ‘‘Vehicle rollover.’’ This regulation requires manufacturers of utility vehicles to alert the drivers of those vehicles that they have a higher possibility of rollover than other vehicle types and to advise them of steps that can be taken to reduce the possibility of rollover and/or to reduce the likelihood of injury in a rollover. A statement is provided in the regulation, which manufacturers shall include, in VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:37 Dec 18, 2014 Jkt 235001 its entirety or equivalent form, in the Owner’s Manual. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 3,724 hours. Estimated Number of Respondents: 22. Instructions: For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, see the Public Participation heading of the Supplementary Information section of this document. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collections of information are 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. Public Participation How do I prepare and submit comments? Your comments must be written and in English. To ensure that your comments are correctly filed in the Docket, please include the docket number of this document in your comments. Your comments must not be more than 15 pages long.1 We established this limit to encourage you to write your primary comments in a concise fashion. However, you may attach necessary additional documents to your comments. There is no limit on the length of the attachments. If you are submitting comments electronically as a PDF (Adobe) file, we ask that the documents submitted be scanned using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) process, thus allowing the agency to search and copy certain portions of your submissions.2 Please note that pursuant to the Data Quality Act, in order for substantive data to be relied upon and used by the agency, it must meet the information quality standards set forth in the OMB and DOT Data Quality Act guidelines. Accordingly, we encourage you to 1 See 49 CFR 553.21. character recognition (OCR) is the process of converting an image of text, such as a scanned paper document or electronic fax file, into computer-editable text. 2 Optical PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75861 consult the guidelines in preparing your comments. OMB’s guidelines may be accessed at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ omb/fedreg/reproducible.html. DOT’s guidelines may be accessed at http:// dmses.dot.gov/submit/ DataQualityGuidelines.pdf. How can I be sure that my comments were received? If you submit your comments by mail and wish Docket Management to notify you upon its receipt of your comments, enclose a self-addressed, stamped postcard in the envelope containing your comments. Upon receiving your comments, Docket Management will return the postcard by mail. How do I submit confidential business information? If you wish to submit any information under a claim of confidentiality, you should submit three copies of your complete submission, including the information you claim to be confidential business information, to the Chief Counsel, NHTSA, at the address given above under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. When you send a comment containing information claimed to be confidential business information, you should include a cover letter setting forth the information specified in our confidential business information regulation.3 In addition, you should submit a copy, from which you have deleted the claimed confidential business information, to the Docket by one of the methods set forth above. Will the agency consider late comments? We will consider all comments received before the close of business on the comment closing date indicated above under DATES. To the extent possible, we will also consider comments received after that date. How can I read the comments submitted by other people? You may read the materials placed in the docket for this document (e.g., the comments submitted in response to this document by other interested persons) at any time by going to http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets. You may also read the materials at the Docket Management Facility by going to the street address given above under ADDRESSES. The Docket Management Facility is open between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. 3 See E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 49 CFR 512. 19DEN1 75862 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 244 / Friday, December 19, 2014 / Notices Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c); delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50. R. Ryan Posten, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 2014–29680 Filed 12–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35878] R Bult Rail Lines, LLC—Lease and Operation Exemption—Rail Line of Marigold Land Company, LLC R Bult Rail Lines, LLC (RBRL), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to lease from Marigold Land Company, LLC (Marigold) and operate an approximately 0.46-mile railroad rightof-way and trackage currently owned by Marigold in Chicago, Ill.1 According to RBRL, the lease does not contain any interchange commitments.2 RBRL states that the trackage is used in conjunction with interchanging to and from Canadian National Railway Company, carloads of inbound sugars and corn sweetener for transloading into trucks for final delivery, and that the track also provides service to industry located on an adjoining parcel. RBRL certifies that its projected revenues from of this transaction do not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III rail carrier and RBRL states that this transaction will not result in the production of revenues in excess of $5 million.3 The effective date of this exemption is January 4, 2015. (30 days after the verified notice was filed).4 RBRL intends to consummate the proposed transaction on or about January 1, 2015. But the earliest the transaction may be consummated is after the January 4, 2015 effective date of the exemption. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the effectiveness of the exemption. Petitions to stay must be filed by December 26, 2014 (at least seven days prior to the date the exemption becomes effective). An original and ten copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35878, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on applicant’s representative, David C. Dillon, Dillon & Nash, Ltd., Attorneys at Law, 111 West Washington Street, Suite 1023, Chicago, IL 60602. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.’’ mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES states the trackage does not have any milepost numbers. 2 By letter filed November 25, 2014, RBRL supplemented its notice of exemption and stated there are no interchange commitments on the trackage. See 49 CFR 1150.33(h). 3 By letter filed December 5, 2014, RBRL supplemented its notice of exemption and stated that this transaction will not result in the production of revenues in excess of $5 million. 4 Because, as noted, RBRL supplemented its verified notice on December 5, 2014, that date is considered the filing date of the verified notice. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:37 Dec 18, 2014 Jkt 235001 Authority: 31 U.S.C. 5111, 5112 & 9701. Dated: December 15, 2014. Richard A. Peterson, Deputy Director, United States Mint. [FR Doc. 2014–29713 Filed 12–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P Decided: December 15, 2014. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Raina S. White, Clearance Clerk. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [FR Doc. 2014–29768 Filed 12–18–14; 8:45 am] [OMB Control No. 2900–0092] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Pricing for the 2015 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin United States Mint, Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The United States Mint is announcing the price of the 2015 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin. The price of the American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin will be lowered from $52.95 to $48.95. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: J. Marc Landry, Acting Associate Director for Sales and Marketing; United States Mint; 801 9th Street NW., Washington, DC 20220; or call 202–354–7500. SUMMARY: Authority: 31 U.S.C. 5111, 5112 & 9701. Dated: December 15, 2014. Richard A. Peterson, Deputy Director, United States Mint. [FR Doc. 2014–29712 Filed 12–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–37–P United States Mint Pricing for the 2014 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin United States Mint, Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The United States Mint is announcing a price reduction for the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Proposed Information Collection (Rehabilitation Needs Inventory) Activity: Comment Request Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: United States Mint DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY 1 RBRL 2014 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin. The price of the American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin will be lowered from $52.95 to $48.95. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marc Landry, Acting Associate Director for Sales and Marketing; United States Mint; 801 9th Street NW., Washington, DC 20220; or call 202–354–7500. Sfmt 4703 The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine a claimant’s entitlement to vocational rehabilitation services. SUMMARY: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before February 17, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M33), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email to nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0092’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the FDMS. DATES: E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 244 (Friday, December 19, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 75859-75862]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-29680]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2014-0122]


Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements

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

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

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SUMMARY: This notice solicits public comments on continuation of the 
requirements for the collection of information on safety standards. 
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 a collection of information on nine Federal 
motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSSs) and two regulations, for which 
NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. The information collection pertains 
to requirements that specify certain description, instructions and 
safety precautions regarding items of motor vehicle equipment must 
appear in the vehicle owner's manual.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 17, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments to the docket number identified in 
the heading of this document 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, Rm. 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.
     Fax: (202) 493-2251.
    You may call the Docket Management Facility at 202-366-9826.
    Regardless of how you submit your comments, you should mention the 
docket number of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Complete copies of each request for 
collection of information may be obtained at no charge from Mr. Lou 
Molino, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W43-311, NVS-112, 
Washington, DC 20590.
    Mr. Lou Molino's telephone number is (202) 366-1740. 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 who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic,

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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 collections of information:
    (1) Title: Consolidated Vehicle Owner's Manual Requirements for 
Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Equipment.
    OMB Control Number: 2127-0541.
    Form Number: This collection of information uses no standard form.
    Requested Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from the 
approval date.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals, households, business, other for-
profit, not-for-profit, farms, Federal Government and state, local or 
tribal government.
    Abstract: 49 U.S.C. 30111 authorizes the issuance of Federal motor 
vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) and regulations. The agency, in 
prescribing a FMVSS or regulation, considers available relevant motor 
vehicle safety data, and consults with other agencies, as it deems 
appropriate. Further, the statute mandates that in issuing any FMVSS or 
regulation, the agency considers whether the standard or regulation is 
``reasonable, practicable and appropriate for the particular type of 
motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment for which it is 
prescribed,'' and whether such a standard will contribute to carrying 
out the purpose of the Act. The Secretary is authorized to invoke such 
rules and regulations as deemed necessary to carry out these 
requirements. Using this authority, the agency issued the following 
FMVSS and regulations, specifying that certain safety precautions 
regarding items of motor vehicle equipment appear in the vehicle 
owner's manual to aid the agency in achieving many of its safety goals: 
FMVSS No. 108, ``Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment,'' 
FMVSS No. 110, ``Tire selection and rims,'' FMVSS No. 138, ``Tire 
Pressure Monitoring Systems,'' FMVSS No. 202a, ``Head restraints,'' 
FMVSS No. 205, ``Glazing materials,'' FMVSS No. 208, ``Occupant crash 
protection,'' FMVSS No. 210, ``Seat belt assembly anchorages,'' FMVSS 
No. 226, ``Ejection mitigation,'' FMVSS No. 213, ``Child restraint 
systems,'' Part 575 Section 103, ``Camper loading,'' and Part 575 
Section 105, ``Utility vehicles.'' This notice requests comments on the 
information collections of these FMVSSs and regulations.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use of the 
information: In order to ensure that manufacturers are complying with 
the FMVSS and regulations, NHTSA requires a number of information 
collections in FMVSS Nos. 108, 110, 138, 202a, 205, 208, 210, 213 and 
226, and Part 575 Sections 103 and 105.
    FMVSS No. 108, ``Lamps, reflective devices, and associated 
equipment.'' This standard requires that certain lamps and reflective 
devices with certain performance levels be installed on motor vehicles 
to assure that the roadway is properly illuminated, that vehicles can 
be readily seen, and the signals can be transmitted to other drivers 
sharing the road, during day, night and inclement weather. Since the 
specific manner in which headlamp aim is to be performed is not 
regulated (only the performance of the device is), aiming devices 
manufactured or installed by different vehicle and headlamp 
manufacturers may work in significantly different ways. As a 
consequence, to assure that headlamps can be correctly aimed, 
instructions for proper use must be part of the vehicle as a label, or 
optionally, in the vehicle owner's manual.
    FMVSS No. 110, ``Tire selection and rims.'' This standard specifies 
requirements for tire selection to prevent tire overloading. The 
vehicle's normal load and maximum load on the tire shall not be greater 
than applicable specified limits. The standard requires a permanently 
affixed vehicle placard specifying vehicle capacity weight, designated 
seating capacity, manufacturer recommended cold tire inflation 
pressure, and manufacturer's recommended tire size. The standard 
further specifies rim construction requirements, load limits of non-
pneumatic spare tires, and labeling requirements for non-pneumatic 
spare tires, including a required placard. Owner's manual information 
is required for ``Use of Spare Tire.'' FMVSS No. 110 requires 
additional owner's manual information on the revised vehicle placard 
and tire information label, on revised tire labeling, and on tire 
safety and load limits and terminology.
    FMVSS No. 138, ``Tire pressure monitoring systems.'' This standard 
specifies requirements for a tire pressure monitoring system to warn 
the driver of an under-inflated tire condition. Its purpose is to 
reduce the likelihood of a vehicle crash resulting from tire failure 
due to operation in an under-inflated condition. The standard requires 
the Owner's Manual to include specific information on the low pressure 
warning telltale and the malfunction indicator telltale.
    FMVSS No. 202a, ``Head restraints.'' This standard specifies 
requirements for head restraints. The standard, which seeks to reduce 
whiplash injuries in rear collisions, currently requires head 
restraints for front outboard designated seating positions in passenger 
cars and in light multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks and buses. In 
a final rule published on December 14, 2004 (69 FR 74880), the standard 
requires that vehicle manufacturers include information in owner's 
manuals for vehicles manufactured on or after September 1, 2008. The 
owner's manual must clearly identify which seats are equipped with head 
restraints. If the head restraints are removable, the owner's manual 
must provide instructions on how to remove the head restraint by a 
deliberate action distinct from any act necessary for adjustment, and 
how to reinstall head restraints. The owner's manual must warn that all 
head restraints must be reinstalled to properly protect vehicle 
occupants. Finally, the owner's manual must describe, in an easily 
understandable format, the adjustment of the head restraints and/or 
seat back to achieve appropriate head restraint position relative to 
the occupant's head.
    FMVSS No. 205, ``Glazing materials.'' This standard specifies 
requirement for all glazing material used in windshields, windows, and 
interior partitions of motor vehicles. Its purpose is to reduce the 
likelihood of lacerations and to minimize the possibility of occupants 
penetrating the windshield in a crash. More detailed information 
regarding the care and maintenance of such glazing items, as the glass-
plastic windshield, is required to be placed in the vehicle owner's 
manual.
    FMVSS No. 208, ``Occupant crash protection.'' This standard 
specifies requirements for both active and passive occupant crash 
protection systems for passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, 
trucks and small buses. Certain safety features, such as air bags, or 
the care and maintenance of air bag systems, are required to be 
explained to the owner by means of the owner's manual. For example, the 
owner's manual must describe the vehicle's air bag system and provide 
precautionary information about the proper positioning of the 
occupants, including children. The owner's manual must also warn that 
no objects, such as shotguns carried in police cars, should be placed 
over or near the air bag covers.
    FMVSS No. 210, ``Seat belt assembly anchorages.'' This standard 
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requirements for seat belt assembly anchorages to ensure effective 
occupant restraint and to reduce the likelihood of failure in a crash. 
The standard requires that manufacturers place the following 
information in the vehicle owner's manual: a. An explanation that child 
restraints are designed to be secured by means of the vehicle's seat 
belts, and b. A statement alerting vehicle owners that children are 
always safer in the rear seat.
    FMVSS No. 213, ``Child restraint systems.'' This standard specifies 
requirements for child restraint systems and requires that 
manufacturers provide consumers with detailed information relating to 
child safety in air bag equipped vehicles. The vehicle owner's manual 
must include information about the operation and do's and don'ts of 
built-in child seats.
    FMVSS No. 226, ``Ejection mitigation.'' This standard establishes 
vehicle requirements intended to reduce the partial and complete 
ejection of vehicle occupants through side windows in crashes, 
particularly rollover crashes. The standard applies to vehicles with a 
gross vehicle weight rating of 4,536 kg or less. Written information 
must be provided with every vehicle describing any ejection mitigation 
countermeasure that deploys in the event of a rollover and a discussion 
of the readiness indicator specifying a list of the elements of the 
system being monitored by the indicator, a discussion of the purpose 
and location of the telltale, and instructions to the consumer on the 
steps to take if the telltale is illuminated.
    Part 575 Section 103, ``Camper loading.'' This regulation requires 
manufacturers of slide-in campers to affix to each camper a label that 
contains information relating to identification and proper loading of 
the camper and to provide more detailed loading information in the 
owner's manual. This regulation also requires manufacturers of trucks 
that would accommodate slide-in campers to specify the cargo weight 
ratings and the longitudinal limits within which the center of gravity 
for the cargo weight rating should be located.
    Part 575 Section 105, ``Vehicle rollover.'' This regulation 
requires manufacturers of utility vehicles to alert the drivers of 
those vehicles that they have a higher possibility of rollover than 
other vehicle types and to advise them of steps that can be taken to 
reduce the possibility of rollover and/or to reduce the likelihood of 
injury in a rollover. A statement is provided in the regulation, which 
manufacturers shall include, in its entirety or equivalent form, in the 
Owner's Manual.
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    Estimated Number of Respondents: 22.
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document. Note that all comments received will be posted without change 
to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided.
    Comments are invited on:
    Whether the proposed collections of information are 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.

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comments are correctly filed in the Docket, please include the docket 
number of this document in your comments. Your comments must not be 
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guidelines in preparing your comments. OMB's guidelines may be accessed 
at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/fedreg/reproducible.html. DOT's 
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business information, to the Chief Counsel, NHTSA, at the address given 
above under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. When you send a comment 
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on the comment closing date indicated above under DATES. To the extent 
possible, we will also consider comments received after that date.

How can I read the comments submitted by other people?

    You may read the materials placed in the docket for this document 
(e.g., the comments submitted in response to this document by other 
interested persons) at any time by going to http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets. You may also 
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    Authority:  44 U.S.C. 3506(c); delegation of authority at 49 CFR 
1.50.

R. Ryan Posten,
Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2014-29680 Filed 12-18-14; 8:45 am]
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