Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently-Approved Information Collection Request: Motor Carrier Identification Report, 50914-50915 [2015-20683]

Download as PDF 50914 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 162 / Friday, August 21, 2015 / Notices safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent such exemption. Motor carriers utilizing the exemption will be required to report any accidents, as defined in 49 CFR 390.5, to FMCSA. The exemption is eligible for renewal at the end of the two-year period. Terms and Conditions of the Exemption Extent of the Exemption This exemption is limited to drivers transporting HM loads requiring placarding under 49 CFR part 172, subpart F, or select agents and toxins identified in § 172.800(b)(13) that do not require placarding, and who have filed security plans requiring constant attendance of HM in accordance with §§ 172.800–804. This exemption is limited to motor carriers that have a ‘‘satisfactory’’ safety rating or are ‘‘unrated’’; motor carriers with ‘‘conditional’’ or ‘‘unsatisfactory’’ safety ratings are prohibited from utilizing this exemption. Drivers must have a copy of the exemption document in their possession while operating under the terms of the exemption and must present it to law enforcement officials upon request. rmajette on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Motor carriers must notify FMCSA by email addressed to MCPSD@DOT.GOV with 5 business days of any accident (as defined in 49 CFR 390.5) that occurs while its driver is operating under the terms of this exemption. The notification must include: a. Identifier of the Exemption: ‘‘HM’’ b. Name of operating carrier and USDOT number, c. Date of the accident, d. City or town, and State, in which the accident occurred, or closest to the accident scene, e. Driver’s name and license number, f. Name of co-driver, if any, and license number g. Vehicle number and state license number, h. Number of individuals suffering physical injury, i. Number of fatalities, j. The police-reported cause of the accident, k. Whether the driver was cited for violation of any traffic laws, motor carrier safety regulations, and l. The total driving time and total onduty time prior to the accident. Safety Oversight of Carriers Operating Under the Exemption FMCSA expects each motor carrier operating under the terms and conditions of this exemption to 15:07 Aug 20, 2015 Preemption During the period the exemption is in effect, no State may enforce any law or regulation that conflicts with or is inconsistent with this exemption with respect to a person or entity operating under the exemption [49 U.S.C. 31315(d)]. Issued on: August 6, 2015. T.F. Scott Darling, III, Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2015–20686 Filed 8–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0268] Accident Reporting VerDate Sep<11>2014 maintain its safety record. However, should safety deteriorate, FMCSA will, consistent with the statutory requirements of 49 U.S.C. 31315, take all steps necessary to protect the public interest. Authorization of the exemption is discretionary, and FMCSA will immediately revoke the exemption of any motor carrier or driver for failure to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption. Jkt 235001 Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a CurrentlyApproved Information Collection Request: Motor Carrier Identification Report 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 review and approval and invites public comment. The FMCSA requests approval to revise an ICR entitled, ‘‘Motor Carrier Identification Report,’’ which is used to identify FMCSA regulated entities, help prioritize the agency’s activities, aid in assessing the safety outcomes of those activities, and for statistical purposes. This ICR is being revised due to a Final Rule titled, ‘‘Unified Registration System,’’ (78 FR 52608) dated August 23, 2013 which will require regulated entities to file for registration via a new online Form MCSA–1 and eliminate the Forms MCS– 150B and MCS–150C contained in the ICR. The Form MCS–150 will be retained for use by the small number of Mexico-domiciled motor carriers that SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 seek authority to operate beyond the United States municipalities on the United States-Mexico border and their commercial zones because they are not included within the scope of the Unified Registration Final Rule. DATES: We must receive your comments on or before October 20, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2015–0268 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 Operations; 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/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 E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1 rmajette on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 162 / Friday, August 21, 2015 / Notices 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. Jeff Secrist, Office of Registration and Safety Information, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Telephone: 202–385–2367; email jeff.secrist@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: Title 49, United States Code Section 504(b)(2) provides the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) with authority to require carriers, lessors, associations, or classes of these entities to file annual, periodic, and special reports containing answers to questions asked by the Secretary. The Secretary may also prescribe the form of records required to be prepared or compiled and the time period during which records must be preserved (See section 504(b) (1) and (d)). The FMCSA will use this data to administer its safety programs by establishing a database of entities that are subject to its regulations. This database necessitates that these entities notify the FMCSA of their existence. For example, under 49 CFR 390.19(a), FMCSA requires all motor carriers beginning operations to file a Form MCS–150 entitled, Motor Carrier Identification Report. This report is filed by all motor carriers conducting operations in interstate or international commerce before beginning operations. It asks the respondent to provide the name of the business entity that owns and controls the motor carrier operation, address and telephone of principal place of business, assigned identification number(s), type of operation, types of cargo usually transported, number of vehicles owned, term leased and trip leased, driver information, and certification statement signed by an individual authorized to sign documents on behalf of the business entity. The Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2002, Public Law 107–87, 115 Stat. 833, dated December 18, 2001 (see Attachment B), directed the agency to issue an interim final rule (IFR) to ensure that new entrant motor carriers are knowledgeable about the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) and standards. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:07 Aug 20, 2015 Jkt 235001 On May 13, 2002, the agency published an IFR entitled, ‘‘New Entrant Safety Assurance Process’’ (67 FR 31978). On August, 23, 2013, the agency published a Final Rule titled, ‘‘Unified Registration System,’’ (URS) which requires interstate motor carriers, freight forwarders, brokers, intermodal equipment providers, hazardous materials safety permit applicants, and cargo tank facilities to file for registration via a new online Form MCSA–1. The Form MCSA–1 will replace the existing Forms MCS–150B and MCS–150C in this ICR. However, the Form MCS–150 will be retained for the small number of Mexico-domiciled carriers that seek authority to operate beyond the United States municipalities on the United States-Mexico border and their commercial zones because they are not included within the scope of the URS Final Rule. This revised ICR captures the burden on the Mexicodomiciled carriers that will continue to use Form MCS–150 after implementation of the URS Final Rule effective October, 23 2015. Title: Motor Carrier Identification Report. OMB Control Number: 2126–0013. Type of Request: Revision of a currently-approved information collection. Respondents: Mexico domiciled motor carriers and commercial motor vehicle drivers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 15,291. Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes for new filings and 7.5 minutes for biennial updates and changes to complete the Form MCS–150. Expiration Date: December 31, 2015. Frequency of Response: On occasion and biennially. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 386 hours [(396 new filings × 20 minutes ÷ 60 minutes) + (2,030 biennial updates and changes × 7.5 minutes ÷ 60 minutes)]. 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 collected. The Agency will summarize or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this ICR. PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50915 Issued under the authority of 49 CFR 1.87 on: August 14, 2015. G. Kelly Regal, Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2015–20683 Filed 8–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2011–0124; FMCSA– 2011–0140] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of renewal of exemptions; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 9 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. SUMMARY: This decision is effective September 7, 2015. Comments must be received on or before September 21, 2015. DATES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) numbers: Docket No. [Docket No. FMCSA–2011–0124; FMCSA–2011–0140], using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Instructions: Each submission must include the Agency name and the ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 162 (Friday, August 21, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2015-0268]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a 
Currently-Approved Information Collection Request: Motor Carrier 
Identification Report

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 review 
and approval and invites public comment. The FMCSA requests approval to 
revise an ICR entitled, ``Motor Carrier Identification Report,'' which 
is used to identify FMCSA regulated entities, help prioritize the 
agency's activities, aid in assessing the safety outcomes of those 
activities, and for statistical purposes. This ICR is being revised due 
to a Final Rule titled, ``Unified Registration System,'' (78 FR 52608) 
dated August 23, 2013 which will require regulated entities to file for 
registration via a new online Form MCSA-1 and eliminate the Forms MCS-
150B and MCS-150C contained in the ICR. The Form MCS-150 will be 
retained for use by the small number of Mexico-domiciled motor carriers 
that seek authority to operate beyond the United States municipalities 
on the United States-Mexico border and their commercial zones because 
they are not included within the scope of the Unified Registration 
Final Rule.

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before October 20, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA-2015-0268 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 Operations; 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

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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. Jeff Secrist, Office of 
Registration and Safety Information, Department of Transportation, 
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, West Building 6th Floor, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001. Telephone: 202-
385-2367; email jeff.secrist@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: Title 49, United States Code Section 504(b)(2) provides 
the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) with authority to require 
carriers, lessors, associations, or classes of these entities to file 
annual, periodic, and special reports containing answers to questions 
asked by the Secretary. The Secretary may also prescribe the form of 
records required to be prepared or compiled and the time period during 
which records must be preserved (See section 504(b) (1) and (d)). The 
FMCSA will use this data to administer its safety programs by 
establishing a database of entities that are subject to its 
regulations. This database necessitates that these entities notify the 
FMCSA of their existence. For example, under 49 CFR 390.19(a), FMCSA 
requires all motor carriers beginning operations to file a Form MCS-150 
entitled, Motor Carrier Identification Report. This report is filed by 
all motor carriers conducting operations in interstate or international 
commerce before beginning operations. It asks the respondent to provide 
the name of the business entity that owns and controls the motor 
carrier operation, address and telephone of principal place of 
business, assigned identification number(s), type of operation, types 
of cargo usually transported, number of vehicles owned, term leased and 
trip leased, driver information, and certification statement signed by 
an individual authorized to sign documents on behalf of the business 
entity.
    The Department of Transportation and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2002, Public Law 107-87, 115 Stat. 
833, dated December 18, 2001 (see Attachment B), directed the agency to 
issue an interim final rule (IFR) to ensure that new entrant motor 
carriers are knowledgeable about the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Regulations (FMCSRs) and standards. On May 13, 2002, the agency 
published an IFR entitled, ``New Entrant Safety Assurance Process'' (67 
FR 31978).
    On August, 23, 2013, the agency published a Final Rule titled, 
``Unified Registration System,'' (URS) which requires interstate motor 
carriers, freight forwarders, brokers, intermodal equipment providers, 
hazardous materials safety permit applicants, and cargo tank facilities 
to file for registration via a new online Form MCSA-1. The Form MCSA-1 
will replace the existing Forms MCS-150B and MCS-150C in this ICR. 
However, the Form MCS-150 will be retained for the small number of 
Mexico-domiciled carriers that seek authority to operate beyond the 
United States municipalities on the United States-Mexico border and 
their commercial zones because they are not included within the scope 
of the URS Final Rule. This revised ICR captures the burden on the 
Mexico-domiciled carriers that will continue to use Form MCS-150 after 
implementation of the URS Final Rule effective October, 23 2015.
    Title: Motor Carrier Identification Report.
    OMB Control Number: 2126-0013.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently-approved information 
collection.
    Respondents: Mexico domiciled motor carriers and commercial motor 
vehicle drivers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 15,291.
    Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes for new filings and 7.5 
minutes for biennial updates and changes to complete the Form MCS-150.
    Expiration Date: December 31, 2015.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion and biennially.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 386 hours [(396 new filings x 20 
minutes / 60 minutes) + (2,030 biennial updates and changes x 7.5 
minutes / 60 minutes)].
    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 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: August 14, 2015.
G. Kelly Regal,
Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information 
Technology.
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