Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of a Currently-Approved Information Collection: Licensing Applications for Motor Carrier Operating Authority, 53539-53540 [2016-18988]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 156 / Friday, August 12, 2016 / Notices (Georgia Avenue) and I–95, a distance of approximately 10.6 miles. The purpose of the MD 28/MD 198 Corridor Improvement Study is to improve local traffic safety and operations for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians traveling along the MD 28/ MD 198 corridor and across intersecting roads, while managing access; and, preserve the rural and suburban quality of life by addressing localized traffic issues, while considering local planning visions and state growth policies for communities along the corridor. MD 28 and MD 198 is experiencing peak hour congestion in areas along portions of the corridor between I–95 and MD 97, particularly east of MD 97, in the vicinity of US 29 and Burtonsville commercial area, and near Sweitzer Lane. Local operational and capacity deficiencies are projected to result from planned and future development in and around the study area. The resulting congestion is expected to cause stopand-go conditions along the roadways, especially at study-area intersections projected to experience failing conditions by 2040. The roadway segments between the intersections will experience peak-hour capacity constraints imposed by: Projected traffic volumes; the absence of mid-block through lanes on two-lane roadways; the absence of storage lanes for left turns; and the absence of deceleration lanes for right turns. Local area master plans describe objectives for the corridor roadway that include retaining the rural character of adjacent communities and protecting sensitive environmental areas. Recommended features in these plans include the construction of hikerbiker trails and sidewalks and the addition of landscaping. Alternatives under consideration include taking no action, installing onroad bicycle provisions, a shared use path and segments of sidewalk, and widening existing MD 28/MD 198 to a four- or six-lane roadway in some sections, with various options for access management via frontage roads or median treatments, and intersection improvements including additional turn lanes or installing roundabouts. The EA will be available for public and agency review and comment prior to a Public Hearing. Public notice will be given of the availability of the EA for review and of the time and place of this hearing. Public Informational Workshops were held in June 2014 and March 2015 to solicit opinions and ideas on proposed improvements from local citizens. To ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed action are addressed and all significant issues identified, comments and suggestions VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Aug 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 are invited from all interested parties. Comments or questions concerning this proposed action and the determination that an EA is the proper environmental document should be directed to FHWA at the address provided above. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Research, Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Gregory Murrill, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Baltimore, Maryland. [FR Doc. 2016–19197 Filed 8–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2016–0194] Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of a CurrentlyApproved Information Collection: Licensing Applications for Motor Carrier Operating Authority 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 review and approval and invites public comment. The FMCSA requests approval to renew 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. DATES: We must receive your comments on or before October 11, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2016–0194 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, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00145 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53539 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, 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 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, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590– 0001. Telephone Number: (202) 385– 2367; Email Address: jeff.secrist@ dot.gov. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The FMCSA registers certain for-hire Mexico-domiciled motor E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 53540 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 156 / Friday, August 12, 2016 / Notices carriers under 49 U.S.C. 13902(c). These motor carriers may conduct transportation services in the United States only if they are registered with the FMCSA. Each registration is effective from the date specified and remains in effect for such period as the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) determines by regulations. The ICC Termination Act of 1995 (ICCTA), Public Law 104–88, 109 Stat. 803 (December 29, 1995), transferred this registration authority from the former Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) to the Secretary who subsequently delegated the registration function to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) (FMCSA’s predecessor agency), then to the FMCSA at the time that agency was created. On March 19, 2002, the FMCSA published an interim final rule (IFR) at 67 FR 12702 which proposed to amend 49 CFR part 365 and revise Form OP– 1(MX). Under the amended regulations, Mexico-domiciled long-haul motor carriers seeking to operate within the United States beyond the commercial border zones, including carriers that previously filed pending Form OP– 1(MX) applications, would be required to submit the revised Form OP–1(MX). Under the revised Form OP–1(MX), the FMCSA would collect more detailed information on an applicant motor carrier’s size, operations and history than could be collected previously by using the existing form. The Final Rule titled, ‘‘Unified Registration System,’’ (78 FR 52608) dated August 23, 2013, implemented statutory provisions for an on-line registration system in the ICCTA and the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, 2005 (SAFETEA–LU). The URS would streamline the registration process and serve as a clearinghouse and repository of information on, and identification of, motor carriers, brokers, freight forwarders, intermodal equipment providers (IEPs), hazardous materials safety permit (HMSP) applicants, and cargo tank facilities required to register with FMCSA. This ICR previously covered registration requirements for non-exempt for-hire carriers, freight forwarders, and property brokers. Under the URS, all forms, except the OP– 1(MX), in this ICR were folded into the Form MCSA–1 in the OMB Control Number 2126–0051 titled, ‘‘FMCSA Registration/Updates,’’ ICR on October 23, 2015. The Form OP–1(MX) would be retained for the small number of Mexico-domiciled carriers that seek authority to operate beyond the United States municipalities on the United VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Aug 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 States-Mexico border and their commercial zones because they are not included within the scope of the URS rule. The Final Rule titled, ‘‘Unified Registration System,’’ (80 FR 63695) dated October 21, 2015, changed the effective and compliance dates of the 2013 URS Final Rule from October 23, 2015, to September 30, 2016, in order to allow FMCSA additional time to complete the information technology (IT) systems work required to fully implement that rule. An additional delay was published on July 28, 2016 (81 FR 49553), stating the URS Final Rule will come into effect on January 14, 2017. This ICR revision will restore the Forms OP–1, OP–1(P), OP–1(FF), and OP–1(NNA) under control number 2126–0016, until January 14, 2017, because these forms are still needed to support registration processes for entities subject to FMCSA’s regulations. After January 14, 2017, all forms in this ICR, except the OP–1 (MX), will be folded into the online Form MCSA–1 under the OMB Control Number 2126– 0051 titled, ‘‘FMCSA Registration/ Updates,’’ ICR. Title: Licensing Applications for Motor Carrier Operating Authority. OMB Control Number: 2126–0016. Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Motor carriers, motor passenger carriers, freight forwarders, brokers, and certain Mexico-domiciled motor carriers. Estimated Number of Respondents and Responses: 36 respondents [(12 respondents and responses for Year 1) + (12 respondents and responses for Year 2) + (12 respondents and responses for Year 3)]. Estimated Time per Response: 4 hours. Expiration Date: October 31, 2016 Frequency of Response: Other (as needed). Estimated Total Annual Burden: 48 hours [48 hours for Year 1 + 48 hours for Year 2 + 48 hours for Year 3 = 133 hours/3 year approval for ICR = 48 estimated average number of annual burden hours]. 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00146 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Issued on: August 1, 2016. G. Kelly Regal, Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2016–18988 Filed 8–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. DOT–MARAD 2016–0076] Agency Requests for Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection(s): Merchant Marine Medals and Awards Maritime Administration, DOT. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Maritime Administration (MARAD) invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The information collected will be used by MARAD personnel to process and verify requests for service awards. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by October 11, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments [identified by Docket No. DOT– MARAD–2016–0076] through one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail or Hand Delivery: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Room W12– 140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deveeda Midgette, 202–366–2354, Maritime Administration, Office of Sealift Support, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 2133–0506. Title: Merchant Marine Medals and Awards. Form Numbers: None. Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection. Background: This information collection of information provides a SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 156 (Friday, August 12, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53539-53540]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-18988]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2016-0194]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal 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 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 review 
and approval and invites public comment. The FMCSA requests approval to 
renew 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.

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before October 11, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA-2016-0194 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, 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, 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 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, 1200 New Jersey Avenue 
SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001. Telephone Number: (202) 385-2367; Email 
Address: jeff.secrist@dot.gov. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 
p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: The FMCSA registers certain for-hire Mexico-domiciled 
motor

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carriers under 49 U.S.C. 13902(c). These motor carriers may conduct 
transportation services in the United States only if they are 
registered with the FMCSA. Each registration is effective from the date 
specified and remains in effect for such period as the Secretary of 
Transportation (Secretary) determines by regulations. The ICC 
Termination Act of 1995 (ICCTA), Public Law 104-88, 109 Stat. 803 
(December 29, 1995), transferred this registration authority from the 
former Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) to the Secretary who 
subsequently delegated the registration function to the Federal Highway 
Administration (FHWA) (FMCSA's predecessor agency), then to the FMCSA 
at the time that agency was created.
    On March 19, 2002, the FMCSA published an interim final rule (IFR) 
at 67 FR 12702 which proposed to amend 49 CFR part 365 and revise Form 
OP-1(MX). Under the amended regulations, Mexico-domiciled long-haul 
motor carriers seeking to operate within the United States beyond the 
commercial border zones, including carriers that previously filed 
pending Form OP-1(MX) applications, would be required to submit the 
revised Form OP-1(MX). Under the revised Form OP-1(MX), the FMCSA would 
collect more detailed information on an applicant motor carrier's size, 
operations and history than could be collected previously by using the 
existing form.
    The Final Rule titled, ``Unified Registration System,'' (78 FR 
52608) dated August 23, 2013, implemented statutory provisions for an 
on-line registration system in the ICCTA and the Safe, Accountable, 
Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, 2005 
(SAFETEA-LU). The URS would streamline the registration process and 
serve as a clearinghouse and repository of information on, and 
identification of, motor carriers, brokers, freight forwarders, 
intermodal equipment providers (IEPs), hazardous materials safety 
permit (HMSP) applicants, and cargo tank facilities required to 
register with FMCSA. This ICR previously covered registration 
requirements for non-exempt for-hire carriers, freight forwarders, and 
property brokers. Under the URS, all forms, except the OP-1(MX), in 
this ICR were folded into the Form MCSA-1 in the OMB Control Number 
2126-0051 titled, ``FMCSA Registration/Updates,'' ICR on October 23, 
2015. The Form OP-1(MX) would 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 rule.
    The Final Rule titled, ``Unified Registration System,'' (80 FR 
63695) dated October 21, 2015, changed the effective and compliance 
dates of the 2013 URS Final Rule from October 23, 2015, to September 
30, 2016, in order to allow FMCSA additional time to complete the 
information technology (IT) systems work required to fully implement 
that rule. An additional delay was published on July 28, 2016 (81 FR 
49553), stating the URS Final Rule will come into effect on January 14, 
2017. This ICR revision will restore the Forms OP-1, OP-1(P), OP-1(FF), 
and OP-1(NNA) under control number 2126-0016, until January 14, 2017, 
because these forms are still needed to support registration processes 
for entities subject to FMCSA's regulations. After January 14, 2017, 
all forms in this ICR, except the OP-1 (MX), will be folded into the 
online Form MCSA-1 under the OMB Control Number 2126-0051 titled, 
``FMCSA Registration/Updates,'' ICR.
    Title: Licensing Applications for Motor Carrier Operating 
Authority.
    OMB Control Number: 2126-0016.
    Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Motor carriers, motor passenger carriers, freight 
forwarders, brokers, and certain Mexico-domiciled motor carriers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents and Responses: 36 respondents [(12 
respondents and responses for Year 1) + (12 respondents and responses 
for Year 2) + (12 respondents and responses for Year 3)].
    Estimated Time per Response: 4 hours.
    Expiration Date: October 31, 2016
    Frequency of Response: Other (as needed).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 48 hours [48 hours for Year 1 + 48 
hours for Year 2 + 48 hours for Year 3 = 133 hours/3 year approval for 
ICR = 48 estimated average number of annual burden hours].
    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 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: August 1, 2016.
 G. Kelly Regal,
Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information 
Technology.
[FR Doc. 2016-18988 Filed 8-11-16; 8:45 am]
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