Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Request: Unified Registration System, FMCSA Registration/Updates., 71178-71179 [2016-24934]

Download as PDF 71178 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 199 / Friday, October 14, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2016–0161] Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Request: Unified Registration System, FMCSA Registration/Updates. 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. The information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Unified Registration System’’ (78 FR 52608 dated August 23, 2013) required those entities that are subject to the FMCSA’s licensing, registration and certification regulations to use a new application Form MCSA–1 titled, ‘‘FMCSA Registration/Update(s).’’ DATES: Please send your comments on or before November 14, 2016. OMB must receive your comments by this date in order to act quickly on the ICR. ADDRESSES: All comments should reference Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2016–0161. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention of the Desk Officer, Department of Transportation/Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov, or faxed to (202) 395– 6974, or mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jeffrey 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: rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:29 Oct 13, 2016 Jkt 241001 Title: Unified Registration System, FMCSA Registration/Updates. OMB Control Number: 2126–0051. Type of Request: Extension of a currently-approved information collection. Respondents: Motor carriers (including private and exempt for-hire carriers effective January 14, 2017), freight forwarders, brokers, cargo tank (CT) facilities, and intermodal equipment providers (IEPs) that are required to initially register for and then maintain their safety and operating authority registrations with USDOT. Estimated Number of Respondents: 78,400 respondents for initial registration filings; 507,500 respondents for completing the biennial update; 13,000 respondents for filing name/ address change requests; 1,100 respondents for transfer of operating authority registration notifications; and 2,030 respondents for reinstatements of operating authority registration. Estimated Time per Response: 1.34 hours for initial registration filings; and 10 minutes each for the biennial update, name/address change request, notification of transfer of operating authority registration, and reinstatement of revoked or inactive registration. Expiration Date: November 30, 2016 Frequency of Response: This information collection covers the initial application to register with FMCSA as a motor carrier, freight forwarder, broker, intermodal equipment provider, and cargo tank facility; as well as subsequent applications to complete a biennial update or any other update of the information recorded on the registration system, submit a name/address change request, seek a reinstatement of revoked or inactive registration, and notify the Agency of a transfer of operating authority registration. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 105,000 burden hours for the initial applications of registration; 84,600 burden hours for completing biennial updates; 2,200 burden hours for filing name/address change requests; 180 burden hours for operating authority registration transfer notifications; and 340 burden hours for reinstatements of revoked or inactive registration; for a total estimated annual burden of 192,320 hours. Background: Section 103 of the ICC Termination Act of 1995 (ICCTA) enacted 49 U.S.C. 13908, which required the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) to propose regulations to replace four current identification and registration systems with a single, online, Federal system—the Unified Registration System (URS). The Unified Carrier Registration Act of 2005, subtitle PO 00000 Frm 00140 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 C of title IV of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU) [Pub. L. 109–59, 119 Stat. 1714, August 10, 2005] modified the requirements for a unified registration system by amending § 13908. In particular, SAFETEA–LU repealed the Single State Registration System (SSRS), one of the four systems identified in § 13908, and replaced it with the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement. It also modified the requirement that fees collected under the new system cover the costs of operating and upgrading the registration by placing limitations on certain fees that the Agency could charge. Section 4304 of SAFETEA–LU reiterated the congressional requirement for a single, Federal online system to replace the four individual systems identified under 49 U.S.C. 13908. This consolidation simplifies current Federal registration processes and makes data on interstate motor carriers, property brokers, freight forwarders, and other regulated entities more accessible. This information collection supports the DOT Strategic Goal of Safety. It will streamline the existing registration process and ensure that FMCSA can more efficiently track motor carriers, freight forwarders, brokers, and other entities regulated by the Agency. The information on the on-line Form MCSA–1 will be used by FMCSA to identify its regulated entities, to help prioritize the Agency’s activities, to aid in assessing the safety outcomes of those activities and for statistical purposes. The FMCSA will collect the information electronically through on-line forms. The information is currently being collected through a series of forms, which may be filed on-line or on paper. Every interstate motor carrier operating commercial motor vehicles is required to register with FMCSA to obtain a USDOT Number. Most for-hire carriers are also required to file a separate application for operating authority under 49 U.S.C. 13901. Mexico- and Non-North America-domiciled motor carriers file a separate registration form. The information collection will replace these three collections and create a single on-line form. This rule will streamline the collection and eliminate the need for motor carriers to file the same information on multiple forms. On June 10, 2016, FMCSA published a notice in the Federal Register requesting public comments on ‘‘Unified Registration System, FMCSA Registration/Updates’’ Information Collection Request, OMB Control Number 2126–0051 (81 FR 37661). No comments were received. E:\FR\FM\14OCN1.SGM 14OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 199 / Friday, October 14, 2016 / Notices 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. Issued under the authority delegated in 49 CFR. 1.87 on: October 11, 2016. G. Kelly Regal, Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2016–24934 Filed 10–13–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2016–0007] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of applications for exemption; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 11 individuals for an exemption from the prohibition in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) against persons with a clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition that is likely to cause a loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) to drive in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 14, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA– 2016–0007 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 20590–0001. rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:29 Oct 13, 2016 Jkt 241001 • Hand Delivery: 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 docket number(s) for this notice. 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 for further information. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to http:// www.regulations.gov at any time or Room W12–140 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The FDMS is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. If you want acknowledgment that we received your comments, please include a selfaddressed, stamped envelope or postcard or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments online. 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 http://www.regulations.gov as described in the system records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at http://www.dot.gov/ privacy. Ms. Christine A. Hydock, Chief, Medical Programs Division, (202) 366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W64– 224, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. If you have questions regarding viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Docket Services, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Background Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption from the FMCSRs for a two-year period if it finds ‘‘such exemption would likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level that would be achieved absent such exemption.’’ The statute also allows the PO 00000 Frm 00141 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71179 Agency to renew exemptions at the end of the two-year period. The 11 individuals listed in this notice have requested an exemption from the epilepsy prohibition in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(8). Accordingly, the Agency will evaluate the qualifications of each applicant to determine whether granting the exemption will achieve the required level of safety mandated by statute. The physical qualification standard for drivers regarding epilepsy found in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(8) states that a person is physically qualified to drive a CMV if that person: Has no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause the loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV. In addition to the regulations, FMCSA has published advisory criteria 1 to assist Medical Examiners in determining whether drivers with certain medical conditions are qualified to operate a CMV in interstate commerce. [49 CFR part 391, APPENDIX A TO PART 391—MEDICAL ADVISORY CRITERIA, section H. Epilepsy: § 391.41(b)(8), paragraphs 3, 4, and 5.] The advisory criteria state the following: If an individual has had a sudden episode of a non-epileptic seizure or loss of consciousness of unknown cause that did not require anti-seizure medication, the decision whether that person’s condition is likely to cause the loss of consciousness or loss of ability to control a CMV should be made on an individual basis by the Medical Examiner in consultation with the treating physician. Prior to considering certification, it is suggested there be a six-month waiting period from the time of the episode. Following the waiting period, it is suggested that the individual undergo a complete neurological examination. If the results of the examination are negative and anti-seizure medication is not required, the driver may be qualified. In those individual cases where a driver had a seizure or an episode of loss of consciousness that resulted from a known medical condition (e.g., drug reaction, high temperature, acute infectious disease, dehydration, or acute metabolic disturbance), certification should be deferred until the driver has recovered fully from that condition, has 1 See http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx? SID=e47b48a9ea42dd67d999246e23d97970&mc= true&node=pt49.5.391&rgn=div5#ap49.5.391_171.a and https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR–2015title49-vol5/pdf/CFR-2015-title49-vol5-part391appA.pdf. E:\FR\FM\14OCN1.SGM 14OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2016-0161]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension of a 
Currently Approved Information Collection Request: Unified Registration 
System, FMCSA Registration/Updates.

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. The information collection request (ICR) titled, 
``Unified Registration System'' (78 FR 52608 dated August 23, 2013) 
required those entities that are subject to the FMCSA's licensing, 
registration and certification regulations to use a new application 
Form MCSA-1 titled, ``FMCSA Registration/Update(s).''

DATES: Please send your comments on or before November 14, 2016. OMB 
must receive your comments by this date in order to act quickly on the 
ICR.

ADDRESSES: All comments should reference Federal Docket Management 
System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA-2016-0161. Interested persons are 
invited to submit written comments on the proposed information 
collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office 
of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention 
of the Desk Officer, Department of Transportation/Federal Motor Carrier 
Safety Administration, and sent via electronic mail to 
oira_submission@omb.eop.gov, or faxed to (202) 395-6974, or mailed to 
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management 
and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jeffrey 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:
    Title: Unified Registration System, FMCSA Registration/Updates.
    OMB Control Number: 2126-0051.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently-approved information 
collection.
    Respondents: Motor carriers (including private and exempt for-hire 
carriers effective January 14, 2017), freight forwarders, brokers, 
cargo tank (CT) facilities, and intermodal equipment providers (IEPs) 
that are required to initially register for and then maintain their 
safety and operating authority registrations with USDOT.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 78,400 respondents for initial 
registration filings; 507,500 respondents for completing the biennial 
update; 13,000 respondents for filing name/address change requests; 
1,100 respondents for transfer of operating authority registration 
notifications; and 2,030 respondents for reinstatements of operating 
authority registration.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1.34 hours for initial registration 
filings; and 10 minutes each for the biennial update, name/address 
change request, notification of transfer of operating authority 
registration, and reinstatement of revoked or inactive registration.
    Expiration Date: November 30, 2016
    Frequency of Response: This information collection covers the 
initial application to register with FMCSA as a motor carrier, freight 
forwarder, broker, intermodal equipment provider, and cargo tank 
facility; as well as subsequent applications to complete a biennial 
update or any other update of the information recorded on the 
registration system, submit a name/address change request, seek a 
reinstatement of revoked or inactive registration, and notify the 
Agency of a transfer of operating authority registration.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 105,000 burden hours for the initial 
applications of registration; 84,600 burden hours for completing 
biennial updates; 2,200 burden hours for filing name/address change 
requests; 180 burden hours for operating authority registration 
transfer notifications; and 340 burden hours for reinstatements of 
revoked or inactive registration; for a total estimated annual burden 
of 192,320 hours.
    Background: Section 103 of the ICC Termination Act of 1995 (ICCTA) 
enacted 49 U.S.C. 13908, which required the Secretary of Transportation 
(Secretary) to propose regulations to replace four current 
identification and registration systems with a single, online, Federal 
system--the Unified Registration System (URS). The Unified Carrier 
Registration Act of 2005, subtitle C of title IV of the Safe, 
Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy 
for Users (SAFETEA-LU) [Pub. L. 109-59, 119 Stat. 1714, August 10, 
2005] modified the requirements for a unified registration system by 
amending Sec.  13908. In particular, SAFETEA-LU repealed the Single 
State Registration System (SSRS), one of the four systems identified in 
Sec.  13908, and replaced it with the Unified Carrier Registration 
Agreement. It also modified the requirement that fees collected under 
the new system cover the costs of operating and upgrading the 
registration by placing limitations on certain fees that the Agency 
could charge. Section 4304 of SAFETEA-LU reiterated the congressional 
requirement for a single, Federal online system to replace the four 
individual systems identified under 49 U.S.C. 13908. This consolidation 
simplifies current Federal registration processes and makes data on 
interstate motor carriers, property brokers, freight forwarders, and 
other regulated entities more accessible.
    This information collection supports the DOT Strategic Goal of 
Safety. It will streamline the existing registration process and ensure 
that FMCSA can more efficiently track motor carriers, freight 
forwarders, brokers, and other entities regulated by the Agency.
    The information on the on-line Form MCSA-1 will be used by FMCSA to 
identify its regulated entities, to help prioritize the Agency's 
activities, to aid in assessing the safety outcomes of those activities 
and for statistical purposes. The FMCSA will collect the information 
electronically through on-line forms. The information is currently 
being collected through a series of forms, which may be filed on-line 
or on paper. Every interstate motor carrier operating commercial motor 
vehicles is required to register with FMCSA to obtain a USDOT Number. 
Most for-hire carriers are also required to file a separate application 
for operating authority under 49 U.S.C. 13901. Mexico- and Non-North 
America-domiciled motor carriers file a separate registration form. The 
information collection will replace these three collections and create 
a single on-line form. This rule will streamline the collection and 
eliminate the need for motor carriers to file the same information on 
multiple forms.
    On June 10, 2016, FMCSA published a notice in the Federal Register 
requesting public comments on ``Unified Registration System, FMCSA 
Registration/Updates'' Information Collection Request, OMB Control 
Number 2126-0051 (81 FR 37661). No comments were received.

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    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.

    Issued under the authority delegated in 49 CFR. 1.87 on: October 
11, 2016.
G. Kelly Regal,
Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information 
Technology.
[FR Doc. 2016-24934 Filed 10-13-16; 8:45 am]
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