Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension of a Currently-Approved Information Collection Request: Financial Responsibility for Motor Carriers of Passengers and Motor Carriers of Property, 9582 [2016-04032]

Download as PDF 9582 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 37 / Thursday, February 25, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0436] Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension of a CurrentlyApproved Information Collection Request: Financial Responsibility for Motor Carriers of Passengers and Motor Carriers of Property Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment. The information collected will be used to help ensure that motor carriers of passengers and property maintain appropriate levels of financial responsibility to operate on public highways. SUMMARY: We must receive your comments on or before April 25, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2015–0436 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 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: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001 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:// mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 Feb 24, 2016 Jkt 238001 www.regulations.gov, and follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets, or go to the street address listed above. Privacy Act: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. Public Participation: The Federal eRulemaking Portal is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. You can obtain electronic submission and retrieval help and guidelines under the ‘‘help’’ section of the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web site. If you want us to notify you that we received your comments, please include a selfaddressed, stamped envelope or postcard, or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments online. Comments received after the comment closing date will be included in the docket and will be considered to the extent practicable. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jeff Secrist, Office of Registration and Safety Information, Chief, East and South Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202–385–2367; email: jeff.secrist@ dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Secretary of Transportation is responsible for implementing regulations which establish minimal levels of financial responsibility for: (1) For-hire motor carriers of property to cover public liability, property damage and environmental restoration, and (2) forhire motor carriers of passengers to cover public liability and property damage. The Endorsement for Motor Carrier Policies of Insurance for Public Liability (Forms MCS–90/90B) and the Motor Carrier Public Liability Surety Bond (Forms MCS–82/82B) contain the minimum amount of information necessary to document that a motor carrier of property or passengers has obtained, and has in effect, the minimum levels of financial responsibility as set forth in applicable regulations (motor carriers of property— 49 CFR 387.9; and motor carriers of passengers—49 CFR 387.33). FMCSA and the public can verify that a motor carrier of property or passengers has obtained, and has in effect, the required PO 00000 Frm 00164 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 minimum levels of financial responsibility, by use of the information enclosed within these documents. Title: Financial Responsibility for Motor Carrier of Passengers and Motor Carriers of Property. OMB Control Number: 2126–0008. Type of Request: Extension of a currently-approved information collection. Respondents: Insurance and surety companies of motor carriers of property (Forms MCS–90 and MCS–82) and motor carriers of passengers (Forms MCS–90B and MCS–82B). Estimated Number of Respondents: 8,004. Estimated Time per Response: The FMCSA estimates it takes two minutes to complete the Endorsement for Motor Carrier Policies of Insurances for Public Liability or the Motor Carrier Public Liability Surety Bond; and one minute to place either document on board the vehicle [49 CFR 387.7(f)(property); 387.31(f)(passengers)]. These endorsements and surety bonds are maintained at the motor carrier’s principal place of business [49 CFR 387.7(d); 49 CFR 387.31(d)]. Expiration Date: June 30, 2016. Frequency of Response: Upon creation, change or replacement of an insurance policy or surety bond. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 4,777 hours [4,065 annual burden hours for ICs 1–4 + 712 annual burden hours for IC–5 document replacement = 4,777]. 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 collected information. The agency will summarize or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Issued on: February 17, 2016. G. Kelly Regal, Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2016–04032 Filed 2–24–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2015-0436]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension of a 
Currently-Approved Information Collection Request: Financial 
Responsibility for Motor Carriers of Passengers and Motor Carriers of 
Property

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA 
announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) 
described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its 
review and approval and invites public comment. The information 
collected will be used to help ensure that motor carriers of passengers 
and property maintain appropriate levels of financial responsibility to 
operate on public highways.

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before April 25, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA-2015-0436 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 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: U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Ground 
Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001 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: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits 
comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT 
posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information 
the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the 
system of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at 
www.dot.gov/privacy.
    Public Participation: The Federal eRulemaking Portal is available 
24 hours each day, 365 days each year. You can obtain electronic 
submission and retrieval help and guidelines under the ``help'' section 
of the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web site. If you want us to notify 
you that we received your comments, please include a self-addressed, 
stamped envelope or postcard, or print the acknowledgement page that 
appears after submitting comments online. Comments received after the 
comment closing date will be included in the docket and will be 
considered to the extent practicable.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: The Secretary of Transportation is responsible for 
implementing regulations which establish minimal levels of financial 
responsibility for: (1) For-hire motor carriers of property to cover 
public liability, property damage and environmental restoration, and 
(2) for-hire motor carriers of passengers to cover public liability and 
property damage. The Endorsement for Motor Carrier Policies of 
Insurance for Public Liability (Forms MCS-90/90B) and the Motor Carrier 
Public Liability Surety Bond (Forms MCS-82/82B) contain the minimum 
amount of information necessary to document that a motor carrier of 
property or passengers has obtained, and has in effect, the minimum 
levels of financial responsibility as set forth in applicable 
regulations (motor carriers of property--49 CFR 387.9; and motor 
carriers of passengers--49 CFR 387.33). FMCSA and the public can verify 
that a motor carrier of property or passengers has obtained, and has in 
effect, the required minimum levels of financial responsibility, by use 
of the information enclosed within these documents.
    Title: Financial Responsibility for Motor Carrier of Passengers and 
Motor Carriers of Property.
    OMB Control Number: 2126-0008.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently-approved information 
collection.
    Respondents: Insurance and surety companies of motor carriers of 
property (Forms MCS-90 and MCS-82) and motor carriers of passengers 
(Forms MCS-90B and MCS-82B).
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 8,004.
    Estimated Time per Response: The FMCSA estimates it takes two 
minutes to complete the Endorsement for Motor Carrier Policies of 
Insurances for Public Liability or the Motor Carrier Public Liability 
Surety Bond; and one minute to place either document on board the 
vehicle [49 CFR 387.7(f)(property); 387.31(f)(passengers)]. These 
endorsements and surety bonds are maintained at the motor carrier's 
principal place of business [49 CFR 387.7(d); 49 CFR 387.31(d)].
    Expiration Date: June 30, 2016.
    Frequency of Response: Upon creation, change or replacement of an 
insurance policy or surety bond.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 4,777 hours [4,065 annual burden 
hours for ICs 1-4 + 712 annual burden hours for IC-5 document 
replacement = 4,777].
    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 collected information. The agency will summarize or 
include your comments in the request for OMB's clearance of this 
information collection.

    Issued on: February 17, 2016.
G. Kelly Regal,
Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information 
Technology.
[FR Doc. 2016-04032 Filed 2-24-16; 8:45 am]
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