Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently-Approved Information Collection: Licensing Applications for Motor Carrier Operating Authority, 18278-18279 [2015-07675]

Download as PDF 18278 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 64 / Friday, April 3, 2015 / Notices The RERC meeting will be held on Monday, April 20, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and Tuesday, April 21, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to noon CDT. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, 2100 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37402, and will be open to the public. Anyone needing special access or accommodations should let the contact below know at least a week in advance. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Beth Keel, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT– 9 D, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902, (865) 632–6113. DATES: Dated: March 30, 2015. Joseph J. Hoagland, Vice President, Stakeholder Relations, Tennessee Valley Authority. [FR Doc. 2015–07661 Filed 4–2–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8120–08–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0083] Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a CurrentlyApproved Information Collection: Licensing Applications for Motor Carrier Operating Authority Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for information. 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. The FMCSA seeks approval to revise an ICR titled, ‘‘Licensing Applications for Motor Carrier Operating Authority,’’ that is used by for-hire motor carriers of regulated commodities, motor passenger carriers, freight forwarders, property brokers, and certain Mexico-domiciled motor carriers to register their operations with the FMCSA. The agency invites public comment on the ICR. DATES: We must receive your comments on or before June 2, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2015–0083 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Apr 02, 2015 Jkt 235001 • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; 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 https://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 https:// 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 https:// 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: Ms. Vivian Oliver, Transportation Specialist, Office of Information Technology, Information Technology Operations Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 6th Floor, West PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Building, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Washington DC 20590, Telephone Number (202) 366–2974; Email Address vivian.oliver@dot.gov. Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The FMCSA is authorized to register certain for-hire Mexico-domiciled long-haul motor carriers of regulated commodities under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 13902 and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) motor carrier access provision. The Form OP–1(MX) is used by FMCSA to register those Mexico-domiciled motor carriers. It requests information on the applicant’s identity, location, familiarity with safety requirements, and type of proposed operations. This ICR is being revised due to a Final Rule titled, ‘‘the Unified Registration System,’’ (78 FR 52608), dated August 23, 2013, that will incorporate all registration form requirements included in this ICR, except the Form OP–1(MX), into the Form MCSA–1 in the OMB Control Number 2126–0051, ‘‘FMCSA Registration/Updates,’’ ICR effective October 23, 2015. The Form OP–1(MX) was excluded from the Form MCSA–1 because its information collection requirements are beyond the scope of the Unified Registration System Final Rule. Title: Licensing Applications for Motor Carrier Operating Authority. OMB Control Number: 2126–0016. Type of Request: Revision of a currently-approved information collection. Respondents: Certain Mexicodomiciled motor carriers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 12. Estimated Time per Response: 4 hours to complete Form OP–1 (MX). Expiration Date: October 31, 2015. Frequency of Response: Other (as needed). Estimated Total Annual Burden: 48 hours [12 annual Form OP-(MX) responses x 4 hours to complete each response = 48]. 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 the 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 information E:\FR\FM\03APN1.SGM 03APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 64 / Friday, April 3, 2015 / Notices collected. The Agency will summarize or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this ICR. Issued under the authority of 49 CFR 1.87 on: March 26, 2015. G. Kelly Regal, Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information Technology and Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–07675 Filed 4–2–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2012–0004, Notice 2] Decision That Nonconforming 2012 McLaren MP4–12C Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Grant of petition. AGENCY: This document announces a decision by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that certain 2012 McLaren MP4–12C passenger cars (PCs) that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) are eligible for importation into the United States because they are substantially similar to vehicles originally manufactured for importation into and sale in the United States that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards (the U.S. certified version of the 2012 McLaren MP4–12C PC), and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards. SUMMARY: This decision became effective on March 26, 2015. ADDRESSES: For further information contact George Stevens, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance, NHTSA (202–366–5308). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background Under 49 U.S.C 30141(a)(1)(A), a motor vehicle that was not originally manufactured to conform to all applicable FMVSS shall be refused admission into the United States unless NHTSA has decided that the motor vehicle is substantially similar to a motor vehicle originally manufactured for importation into and sale in the United States, certified as required under 49 U.S.C. 30115, and of the same model year as the model of the motor VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Apr 02, 2015 Jkt 235001 vehicle to be compared, and is capable of being readily altered to conform to all applicable FMVSS. Petitions for eligibility decisions may be submitted by either manufacturers or importers who have registered with NHTSA pursuant to 49 CFR part 592. As specified in 49 CFR 593.7, NHTSA publishes notice in the Federal Register of each petition that it receives, and affords interested persons an opportunity to comment on the petition. At the close of the comment period, NHTSA decides, on the basis of the petition and any comments that it has received, whether the vehicle is eligible for importation. The agency then publishes this decision in the Federal Register. J.K. Technologies, LLC, of Baltimore, Maryland (‘‘JK’’) (Registered Importer# RI–90–006), petitioned NHTSA to decide whether 2012 McLaren MP4–12C PCs are eligible for importation into the United States. NHTSA published a notice of the petition on March 3, 2014 (79 FR 11869) to afford an opportunity for public comment. The reader is referred to that notice for a thorough description of the petition. Comments On March 27, 2014, NHTSA received a request from McLaren Automotive Inc. (McLaren), the vehicle’s original manufacturer, to extend the comment period by two weeks. NHTSA approved this request to allow McLaren additional time to respond to the issues presented in the petition. McLaren submitted its comments on April 15, 2014. In its comments, McLaren stated that while it agreed that the U.S. and the non-U.S. versions of the vehicle are ‘‘substantially similar’’ within the meaning of section 30141(a)(1)(A)(i), it strongly disputed JK’s assertions that the non-U.S. version could be readily altered to comply with all applicable FMVSS. McLaren elaborated by presenting detailed reasons for its assertions with respect to specific FMVSS. On May 21, 2014, NHTSA forwarded McLaren’s comments to JK and asked that it respond by June, 4, 2014. By letter dated June 10, 2014, JK requested a 45 day extension in order to gather engineering data to adequately address the concerns raised by McLaren. NHTSA approved JK’s request for this extension and JK responded on July 29, 2014. A summary of McLaren’s comments, JK’s responses, and the conclusions that NHTSA has reached with regard to the issues raised by the parties is set forth below. PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18279 Comments and Conclusions NHTSA has reviewed the petition, McLaren’s comments and JK’s responses to those comments, and has concluded that the vehicles covered by the petition are capable of being readily altered to comply with all applicable FMVSS. However, NHTSA has also decided that an RI who imports or modifies one of these vehicles must include in the statement of conformity and associated documents (referred to as a ‘‘conformity package’’) it submits to NHTSA under 49 CFR 592.6(d) specific proof to confirm that the vehicle was manufactured to conform to, or was successfully altered to conform to, each of the following standards: FMVSS No. 101, Controls and displays; McLaren commented that the necessary reprogramming to achieve conformity to the standard can only be performed with a tool available only to authorized McLaren dealers that can only be operated by an authorized McLaren entity using a recognized username and password. McLaren claimed that the tool is not offered for sale to non-McLaren affiliated entities. JK responded that the reprogramming equipment it used to modify the vehicle to the standard is available in Europe and that it validated the programs and encryption codes on a U.S. version of the vehicle. NHTSA has decided that a description of how the programming changes were completed and how compliance with the standard was verified must be included in each conformity package. Photographs, printouts, and/or screenshots, as practicable, must also be submitted as proof that the reprogramming was carried out. FMVSS No. 108, Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment; McLaren commented that in addition to the modifications described in the petition, ‘‘a completely new US vehicle [wiring] harness would be required.’’ Moreover, as it contended with regard to FMVSS No. 101, McLaren asserted that reprogramming ‘‘can only be performed using an approved McLaren tool’’ which the manufacturer claimed is ‘‘only available to authorized McLaren dealers’’ and ‘‘can only be used by an authorized McLaren entity with the use of a username and password.’’ JK responded that it has ‘‘a USA version vehicle for these programs and encryption codes,’’ and that it will replace or add wiring harnesses as necessary. NHTSA has decided that a description of how the programming changes were completed and how E:\FR\FM\03APN1.SGM 03APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 64 (Friday, April 3, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18278-18279]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-07675]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2015-0083]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a 
Currently-Approved Information Collection: Licensing Applications for 
Motor Carrier Operating Authority

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for information.

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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. The FMCSA seeks approval to revise an ICR titled, 
``Licensing Applications for Motor Carrier Operating Authority,'' that 
is used by for-hire motor carriers of regulated commodities, motor 
passenger carriers, freight forwarders, property brokers, and certain 
Mexico-domiciled motor carriers to register their operations with the 
FMCSA. The agency invites public comment on the ICR.

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before June 2, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA-2015-0083 using any of the 
following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility; 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  https://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 https://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 https://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: Ms. Vivian Oliver, Transportation 
Specialist, Office of Information Technology, Information Technology 
Operations Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor 
Carrier Safety Administration, 6th Floor, West Building, 1200 New 
Jersey Ave. SE., Washington DC 20590, Telephone Number (202) 366-2974; 
Email Address vivian.oliver@dot.gov. Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 
5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: The FMCSA is authorized to register certain for-hire 
Mexico-domiciled long-haul motor carriers of regulated commodities 
under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 13902 and the North American Free 
Trade Agreement (NAFTA) motor carrier access provision. The Form OP-
1(MX) is used by FMCSA to register those Mexico-domiciled motor 
carriers. It requests information on the applicant's identity, 
location, familiarity with safety requirements, and type of proposed 
operations. This ICR is being revised due to a Final Rule titled, ``the 
Unified Registration System,'' (78 FR 52608), dated August 23, 2013, 
that will incorporate all registration form requirements included in 
this ICR, except the Form OP-1(MX), into the Form MCSA-1 in the OMB 
Control Number 2126-0051, ``FMCSA Registration/Updates,'' ICR effective 
October 23, 2015. The Form OP-1(MX) was excluded from the Form MCSA-1 
because its information collection requirements are beyond the scope of 
the Unified Registration System Final Rule.
    Title: Licensing Applications for Motor Carrier Operating 
Authority.
    OMB Control Number: 2126-0016.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently-approved information 
collection.
    Respondents: Certain Mexico-domiciled motor carriers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 12.
    Estimated Time per Response: 4 hours to complete Form OP-1 (MX).
    Expiration Date: October 31, 2015.
    Frequency of Response: Other (as needed).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 48 hours [12 annual Form OP-(MX) 
responses x 4 hours to complete each response = 48].
    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 the 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 information

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collected. The Agency will summarize or include your comments in the 
request for OMB's clearance of this ICR.

    Issued under the authority of 49 CFR 1.87 on: March 26, 2015.
G. Kelly Regal,
Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information 
Technology and Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-07675 Filed 4-2-15; 8:45 am]
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