Request for Approval of a New Information Collection, 36380-36381 [2016-13186]

Download as PDF 36380 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 108 / Monday, June 6, 2016 / Notices In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315 each exemption is valid for two years unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. The exemption will be revoked if the following occurs: (1) The person fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained before it was granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315. If the exemption is still effective at the end of the 2-year period, the person may apply to FMCSA for a renewal under procedures in effect at that time. Issued on: May 31, 2016 Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–13263 Filed 6–3–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA 2015–0061] Request for Approval of a New Information Collection Notice and request for comments . ACTION: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on October 29, 2016. DATES: Written comments should be submitted on or before July 6, 2016. SUMMARY: Send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: NHTSA Desk Officer. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information or access to background documents, contact Ritchie Huang, Crash Avoidance and Electronic Controls Division, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Washington, DC 20590; Telephone (202) 366–5586; Facsimile: (202) 366–8546; email address: ritchie.huang@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). In compliance with these requirements, this notice announces that the following information collection request has been forwarded to OMB. In the October 29, 2015 Federal Register 1, NHTSA published a 60-day notice requesting public comment on the proposed collection of information. We received zero comments. OMB Control Number: To be issued at time of approval. Title: Heavy Vehicle Collision Warning Interfaces. Form Numbers: None. Type of Review: New information collection. Abstract: Crash warning systems (CWSs) for commercial motor vehicles have been available for more than 20 years. CWSs can include features such as forward collision and lane departure warnings and use a variety of sensor technologies (e.g., radar) to determine the crash risk of a collision. CWSs are designed to warn the driver to take action to avoid or mitigate a potential crash. CWSs are available as both options from OEMs and as aftermarket/retrofit devices. While there are certain similarities between offerings within a ADDRESSES: particular CWS product class (e.g., forward collision warning (FCW)), there are also differences in how suppliers present collision warnings, including the design of visual displays and auditory alerts. Typically, suppliers will use a combination of visual and audio modalities to convey a potential crash situation to the driver. However, their implementations vary across factors such as the visual interface, auditory alert, and the salience of alerts. While CWS implementations change and evolve, it is likely that certain warning interfaces are more effective than others during crash-imminent situations. This research seeks to examine the impact of CWSs as they pertain to commercial motor vehicle safety. The primary goal of this effort is to evaluate CWSs and assess the effectiveness of these drivervehicle interfaces for heavy trucks and motorcoaches. Respondents: Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee drivers with a valid Class A commercial driver license. Estimated Number of Respondents: It is estimated that up to 60 Class A CDL drivers will participate; however, it is estimated that up to 100 Class A CDL drivers will complete the eligibility questionnaire in order to obtain 60 Class A CDL drivers that meet the criteria to participate. Estimated Time per Response: Completion of the eligibility questionnaire is expected to take 10 minutes while the demographics questionnaire is expected to take two minutes. The mid-study questionnaires 10 minutes total and the post study questionnaire will take 15 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 37 minutes per respondent (44 hours total). Frequency of Collection: Onetime for the eligibility, post study, and demographic questionnaire; three times for the mid study questionnaire. NHTSA estimates the burden of this collection of information as follows: TABLE 1—ESTIMATED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents 1 sradovich on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Instrument Frequency of responses Number of questions Estimated individual burden (minutes) Total estimated burden hours Total annualize cost to respondents 2 Eligibility questionnaire ............................ Demographic questionnaire ..................... Mid-study questionnaires ......................... Post study questionnaire ......................... 100 60 60 60 1 1 3 1 26 7 9 12 10 2 10 15 17 2 10 15 $ 414.80 48.80 244.00 366.00 Total .................................................. ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 44 1,073.60 1 The number of respondents in this table includes drop-out rates. 2 Estimated based on the mean hourly rate for Virginia (all occupations) is $24.40 as reported in the May 2014 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, Bureau of Labor Statistics. http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_va.htm. 1 80 FR 24314 (April 30, 2015). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Jun 03, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 108 / Monday, June 6, 2016 / Notices Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.95. Nathaniel Beuse, Associate Administrator, Office of Vehicle Safety Research. [FR Doc. 2016–13186 Filed 6–3–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Office of the Secretary [Docket No. DOT–OST–2016–0053] Establishment of Interim National Multimodal Freight Network Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Maritime Administration (MARAD), Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC), and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: Section 70103 of title 49, United States Code (U.S.C.), which was established in section 8001 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, directs the Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy (Under Secretary) to establish a National Multimodal Freight Network (NMFN) to: (1) Assist States in strategically directing resources toward improved system performance for the efficient movement of freight on the NMFN; (2) inform freight transportation planning; (3) assist in the prioritization of Federal investment; and (4) assess and support Federal investments to achieve the national multimodal freight policy goals described in section 70101(b) of title 49, U.S.C., and the national highway freight program goals described in section 167 of title 23, U.S.C. Within 180 days of the enactment of the FAST Act, the Under Secretary is directed to establish an Interim NMFN. This notice establishes an Interim NMFN per the statutory requirements and solicits public comment to help inform the Final NMFN that will be designated by December 4, 2017, per the statutory requirement. DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 6, 2016 to receive consideration by DOT with respect to the final designation of the NMFN. ADDRESSES: To ensure that you do not duplicate your docket submissions, please submit them by only one of the following means: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow sradovich on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Jun 03, 2016 Jkt 238001 the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is (202) 366–9329. • Instructions: You must include the agency name and docket number at the beginning of your comments. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Endorf, 202–366–4835 or email freight@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional Information Background: Each day, our roads, rails, bridges, seaports, airports, and waterways transport 55 million tons of goods, worth more than $49 billion. Freight travels over an extensive multimodal network of highways, railroads, ports, waterways, pipelines, and airways. A significant portion of the freight moved on this network requires multiple modes of transportation and intermodal connections to reach its final destination. Thus, the reliable movement of freight in the United States depends on all modes working together such that the multimodal freight system functions smoothly and without costly delays. In a transportation law passed in July, 2012—the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP–21)— Congress directed DOT to develop a National Freight Strategic Plan and a National Freight Network (NFN) of highways. The NFN was to include the designation of a Primary Freight Network (PFN) of 27,000 centerline miles. On November 19, 2013, DOT published a draft PFN for comment in the Federal Register. In developing the PFN and reviewing the resulting public comments, DOT determined that efforts to incorporate all of the criteria required by MAP–21 did not yield a network that could comprehensively represent the most critical elements of the national freight system. Among other factors, the effort to link qualifying PFN segments to achieve a contiguous network, and to ensure sufficient connections to Mexico and Canada, would require the designation of many thousands of miles beyond the 27,000 centerline miles allowed by MAP–21. Significantly, the PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36381 draft PFN also did not reflect the location of non-truck freight modes including rail, water and pipeline, which play an essential role in longdistance movement of freight. In October 2015, DOT released a draft Multimodal Freight Network (MFN) as part of its draft National Freight Strategic Plan (NFSP).1 That draft network addressed the deficiencies of the PFN by identifying 65,000 centerline miles of road, more than 28 percent of the mileage of the National Highway System (NHS) and approximately 1.6 percent of the nation’s total public road mileage; 49,900 route miles of railways representing 35 percent of the nation’s rail route miles; 78 ports that accounted for approximately 90 percent of total 2013 U.S. tonnage; and 56 airports that accounted for approximately 90 percent by weight of the nation’s landed air cargo in 2013. Section 70103 of title 49, U.S.C., which was established in section 8001 of the FAST Act, directs the Under Secretary to establish a NMFN that will be used to: (1) Assist States in strategically directing resources toward improved system performance for the efficient movement of freight on the NMFN; (2) inform freight transportation planning; (3) assist in the prioritization of Federal investment; and (4) assess and support Federal investments to achieve the national multimodal freight policy goals described in section 70101(b) of title 49, U.S.C., and the national highway freight program goals described in section 167 of title 23, U.S.C. Within 180 days of the enactment of the FAST Act, the Under Secretary is directed to establish an Interim NMFN that includes the following components: (1) The National Highway Freight Network (NHFN), as established under section 167 of title 23, U.S.C.; (2) the freight rail systems of Class I railroads as designated by the Surface Transportation Board; (3) the public ports of the United States that have total annual foreign and domestic trade of at least 2,000,000 short tons, as identified by the Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center of the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), using the data from the latest year for which such data are available; (4) the inland and intracoastal waterways of the United States, as described in section 206 of the Inland Waterways Revenue Act of 1978 (33 U.S.C. 1804); (5) the Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence Seaway, and coastal and ocean routes along which domestic freight is transported; (6) the 50 airports 1 https://www.transportation.gov/freight/ MFNOct2015 E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA 2015-0061]


Request for Approval of a New Information Collection

ACTION: Notice and request for comments .

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information 
Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. Federal 
Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the 
following information collection was published on October 29, 2016.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted on or before July 6, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20503, Attention: NHTSA Desk Officer.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information or access 
to background documents, contact Ritchie Huang, Crash Avoidance and 
Electronic Controls Division, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., 
Washington, DC 20590; Telephone (202) 366-5586; Facsimile: (202) 366-
8546; email address: ritchie.huang@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Before a Federal agency can collect certain 
information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB). In compliance with these requirements, 
this notice announces that the following information collection request 
has been forwarded to OMB. In the October 29, 2015 Federal Register 
\1\, NHTSA published a 60-day notice requesting public comment on the 
proposed collection of information. We received zero comments.
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    \1\ 80 FR 24314 (April 30, 2015).
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    OMB Control Number: To be issued at time of approval.
    Title: Heavy Vehicle Collision Warning Interfaces.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Type of Review: New information collection.
    Abstract: Crash warning systems (CWSs) for commercial motor 
vehicles have been available for more than 20 years. CWSs can include 
features such as forward collision and lane departure warnings and use 
a variety of sensor technologies (e.g., radar) to determine the crash 
risk of a collision. CWSs are designed to warn the driver to take 
action to avoid or mitigate a potential crash.
    CWSs are available as both options from OEMs and as aftermarket/
retrofit devices. While there are certain similarities between 
offerings within a particular CWS product class (e.g., forward 
collision warning (FCW)), there are also differences in how suppliers 
present collision warnings, including the design of visual displays and 
auditory alerts. Typically, suppliers will use a combination of visual 
and audio modalities to convey a potential crash situation to the 
driver. However, their implementations vary across factors such as the 
visual interface, auditory alert, and the salience of alerts. While CWS 
implementations change and evolve, it is likely that certain warning 
interfaces are more effective than others during crash-imminent 
situations. This research seeks to examine the impact of CWSs as they 
pertain to commercial motor vehicle safety. The primary goal of this 
effort is to evaluate CWSs and assess the effectiveness of these 
driver-vehicle interfaces for heavy trucks and motorcoaches.
    Respondents: Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee 
drivers with a valid Class A commercial driver license.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: It is estimated that up to 60 
Class A CDL drivers will participate; however, it is estimated that up 
to 100 Class A CDL drivers will complete the eligibility questionnaire 
in order to obtain 60 Class A CDL drivers that meet the criteria to 
participate.
    Estimated Time per Response: Completion of the eligibility 
questionnaire is expected to take 10 minutes while the demographics 
questionnaire is expected to take two minutes. The mid-study 
questionnaires 10 minutes total and the post study questionnaire will 
take 15 minutes.
    Total Estimated Burden: 37 minutes per respondent (44 hours total).
    Frequency of Collection: Onetime for the eligibility, post study, 
and demographic questionnaire; three times for the mid study 
questionnaire.
    NHTSA estimates the burden of this collection of information as 
follows:

                                                             Table 1--Estimated Burden Hours
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                                                             Number of                                       Estimated         Total         annualize
                       Instrument                           respondents    Frequency  of     Number of      individual       estimated        cost to
                                                                \1\          responses       questions        burden       burden hours     respondents
                                                                                                             (minutes)                          \2\
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Eligibility questionnaire...............................             100               1              26              10              17        $ 414.80
Demographic questionnaire...............................              60               1               7               2               2           48.80
Mid-study questionnaires................................              60               3               9              10              10          244.00
Post study questionnaire................................              60               1              12              15              15          366.00
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    Total...............................................  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............              44        1,073.60
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\1\ The number of respondents in this table includes drop-out rates.
\2\ Estimated based on the mean hourly rate for Virginia (all occupations) is $24.40 as reported in the May 2014 Occupational Employment and Wage
  Estimates, Bureau of Labor Statistics. http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_va.htm.



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    Authority:  The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.95.

Nathaniel Beuse,
Associate Administrator, Office of Vehicle Safety Research.
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