60-Day Notice of New Information Collection: Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Skills Testing Delays, 69184-69185 [2016-24177]

Download as PDF 69184 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 193 / Wednesday, October 5, 2016 / Notices Secretariat, 1150 18th Street NW., Suite 910, Washington, DC, 20036, or by telephone at (202) 833–9339, fax at (202) 833–9434, or Web site at http:// www.rtca.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, 5 U.S.C., App.), notice is hereby given for a meeting of the Forty Fourth RTCA SC–224 Standards for Airport Security Access Control Systems Plenary The agenda will include the following: Thursday, November 3, 2016—10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1. Welcome/Introductions/ Administrative Remarks 2. Review/Approve Previous Meeting Summary 3. Report from the TSA 4. Discussion on Document Distribution 5. Report on TSA Security Construction Guidelines progress 6. Review of DO–230H Sections 7. Action Items for Next Meeting 8. Time and Place of Next Meeting 9. Any Other Business 10. 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ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Oct 04, 2016 Jkt 241001 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. This ICR is to collect data on the delays, by State, that applicants face when scheduling a CDL skills test. This information collection and subsequent data analysis is required by section 5506 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, 2015 (FAST Act). DATES: We must receive your comments on or before December 5, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2016–0275 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, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00149 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ‘‘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: Nicole Michel, Office of Analysis, Research, and Technology/Research Division, Department of Transportation, FMCSA, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202–366–4354; email nicole.michel@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: Section 5506 of the FAST Act requires FMCSA to produce a study on CDL skills test delays on an annual basis. The requirements of the study are to submit a report describing: ‘‘(A) the average wait time from the date an applicant requests to take a skills test to the date the applicant has the opportunity to complete such test; (B) the average wait time from the date an applicant, upon failure of a skills test, requests a retest to the date the applicant has the opportunity to complete such retest; (C) the actual number of qualified commercial driver’s license examiners available to test applicants; and (D) the number of testing sites available through the State department of motor vehicles and whether this number has increased or decreased from the previous year.’’ The report is also required to describe ‘‘specific steps the Administrator is taking to address skills testing delays in States that have average skills test or retest wait times of more than 7 days.’’ If this information collection does not occur, FMCSA will not be able to conduct a study on CDL skills test delays, as there is currently no repository of information on skills tests and the required data is not available for all States at this time. If information collection occurs on a less-than-annual basis, FMCSA will not be able to make observations on yearly trends or analyze differences in each State on a year-toyear basis. FMCSA has met with several stakeholders, including the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, the Commercial Vehicle Training Association, and State Driver Licensing Agencies to ensure that the information being collected in this survey has not already been collected, is not currently available to FMCSA, and E:\FR\FM\05OCN1.SGM 05OCN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 193 / Wednesday, October 5, 2016 / Notices is not in the process of being collected. Extensive background research was conducted to ensure the study was not duplicative. A previous study, done by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in 2015, asked for similar information but did not produce specific enough data to be used in this study. The survey will be sent out via email, with the option for online completion using SurveyMonkey®. Each State can respond via email or the online survey depending on which method is more convenient for the respondent. The welcome letter will indicate that FMCSA prefers responses via the online survey tool. The information collected will be published annually in a report to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives. The first report is due to Congress no later than June 1, 2017. Subsequent reports will be published on an annual basis thereafter. Title: Survey on CDL Skills Testing Delays. OMB Control Number: To be determined. Type of Request: New collection. Respondents: State CDL Coordinators (one from each of the 50 States, and one from Washington, DC). Estimated Number of Respondents: 51. Estimated Time per Response: 2.2 hours (132 minutes). Expiration Date: N/A. This is a new ICR. Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Total Annual Burden: The annual burden is estimated to be no more than 2.2 hours (132 minutes) per respondent, which equates to 112.2 hours over the universe of 51 respondents. This estimate contains a maximum of 2 hours to gather information from State information systems, and an estimated maximum of 12 minutes to respond to the survey. While States that already track and report similar information may need much less than 2 hours to gather information, discussions with subject matter experts led to an agreement that 2 hours was a reasonable maximum time limit to use to estimate the maximum annual burden expected. The estimate time for survey completion was calculated using Versta Research’s methodology for calculating an estimate of survey length, where each question is given a number of points based on the estimated burden required to respond to the question (for example, simple multiple choice questions are 1 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Oct 04, 2016 Jkt 241001 point, whereas short answer questions are 3 points per expected short phrase). The total number of points for all questions is then divided by eight (the number of simple questions a user can respond to online in 1 minute) to determine the estimate required length for finishing the survey. 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 under the authority of 49 CFR 1.87 on: Dated: September 29, 2016. Kelly Regal, Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2016–24177 Filed 10–4–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2015–0149] Future Enhancements to the Safety Measurement System (SMS) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT). ACTION: Notice; response to public comments; request for public comments. AGENCY: FMCSA proposes enhancements to information on the public Safety Measurement System (SMS) Web site and responds to comments received in response to FMCSA’s Federal Register Notice, ‘‘Proposal for Future Enhancements to the Motor Carrier Safety Measurement System (SMS),’’ published on June 29, 2015. These enhancements are a continuation of the Agency’s efforts to provide law enforcement, the motor carrier industry, and motor carriers with more informative safety data. This notice explains the Agency’s proposed enhancements to the public SMS Web site, including two additional changes not originally proposed, which were identified during the development of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00150 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69185 the SMS Preview. FMCSA has provided information about the proposed enhancements to the National Academies of Sciences to consider in the Correlation Study required by Section 5221 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The proposed enhancements will be available for preview, at: https:// csa.fmcsa.dot.gov/SMSPreview/ on October 4, 2016. The Agency seeks comments on these changes based on the preview. The Agency will not implement the changes until after the Agency satisfies the requirements of Section 5223 of the FAST Act. DATES: Comments must be received by December 3, 2016. Question and answer (Q&A) sessions for the public and industry are scheduled for the following dates and times: 1. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 10:00– 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) 2. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 2:00– 3:30 p.m. ET 3. Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 3:00–4:30 p.m. ET 4. Thursday, October 20, 2016, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. ET For more information on these sessions, see Section V. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System Docket ID (FMCSA–2015–0149) using any of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online 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. Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket number for this notice. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2016-0275]


60-Day Notice of New Information Collection: Commercial Driver's 
License (CDL) Skills Testing Delays

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. This ICR is to collect 
data on the delays, by State, that applicants face when scheduling a 
CDL skills test. This information collection and subsequent data 
analysis is required by section 5506 of the Fixing America's Surface 
Transportation Act, 2015 (FAST Act).

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before December 5, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA-2016-0275 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, 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: Nicole Michel, Office of Analysis, 
Research, and Technology/Research Division, Department of 
Transportation, FMCSA, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue 
SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202-366-4354; email 
nicole.michel@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: Section 5506 of the FAST Act requires FMCSA to produce 
a study on CDL skills test delays on an annual basis. The requirements 
of the study are to submit a report describing:
    ``(A) the average wait time from the date an applicant requests to 
take a skills test to the date the applicant has the opportunity to 
complete such test;
    (B) the average wait time from the date an applicant, upon failure 
of a skills test, requests a retest to the date the applicant has the 
opportunity to complete such retest;
    (C) the actual number of qualified commercial driver's license 
examiners available to test applicants; and
    (D) the number of testing sites available through the State 
department of motor vehicles and whether this number has increased or 
decreased from the previous year.''
    The report is also required to describe ``specific steps the 
Administrator is taking to address skills testing delays in States that 
have average skills test or retest wait times of more than 7 days.'' If 
this information collection does not occur, FMCSA will not be able to 
conduct a study on CDL skills test delays, as there is currently no 
repository of information on skills tests and the required data is not 
available for all States at this time. If information collection occurs 
on a less-than-annual basis, FMCSA will not be able to make 
observations on yearly trends or analyze differences in each State on a 
year-to-year basis.
    FMCSA has met with several stakeholders, including the American 
Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, the Commercial Vehicle 
Training Association, and State Driver Licensing Agencies to ensure 
that the information being collected in this survey has not already 
been collected, is not currently available to FMCSA, and

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is not in the process of being collected. Extensive background research 
was conducted to ensure the study was not duplicative. A previous 
study, done by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in 2015, 
asked for similar information but did not produce specific enough data 
to be used in this study.
    The survey will be sent out via email, with the option for online 
completion using SurveyMonkey[supreg]. Each State can respond via email 
or the online survey depending on which method is more convenient for 
the respondent. The welcome letter will indicate that FMCSA prefers 
responses via the online survey tool.
    The information collected will be published annually in a report to 
the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate 
and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives. The first report is due to Congress no later than June 
1, 2017. Subsequent reports will be published on an annual basis 
thereafter.
    Title: Survey on CDL Skills Testing Delays.
    OMB Control Number: To be determined.
    Type of Request: New collection.
    Respondents: State CDL Coordinators (one from each of the 50 
States, and one from Washington, DC).
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 51.
    Estimated Time per Response: 2.2 hours (132 minutes).
    Expiration Date: N/A. This is a new ICR.
    Frequency of Response: Annually.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: The annual burden is estimated to be 
no more than 2.2 hours (132 minutes) per respondent, which equates to 
112.2 hours over the universe of 51 respondents. This estimate contains 
a maximum of 2 hours to gather information from State information 
systems, and an estimated maximum of 12 minutes to respond to the 
survey. While States that already track and report similar information 
may need much less than 2 hours to gather information, discussions with 
subject matter experts led to an agreement that 2 hours was a 
reasonable maximum time limit to use to estimate the maximum annual 
burden expected.
    The estimate time for survey completion was calculated using Versta 
Research's methodology for calculating an estimate of survey length, 
where each question is given a number of points based on the estimated 
burden required to respond to the question (for example, simple 
multiple choice questions are 1 point, whereas short answer questions 
are 3 points per expected short phrase). The total number of points for 
all questions is then divided by eight (the number of simple questions 
a user can respond to online in 1 minute) to determine the estimate 
required length for finishing the survey.
    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 under the authority of 49 CFR 1.87 on:

    Dated: September 29, 2016.
Kelly Regal,
Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information 
Technology.
[FR Doc. 2016-24177 Filed 10-4-16; 8:45 am]
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