Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements, 95729-95731 [2016-31333]

Download as PDF 95729 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 28, 2016 / Notices [FR Doc. 2016–31352 Filed 12–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F7–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Sunshine Act Meetings; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors meeting. AGENCY: The Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors (the Board) will continue its work in developing and implementing the Unified Carrier Registration Plan and Agreement and to that end, may consider matters properly before the Board. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held on February 7, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Pacific Standard Time. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be open to the public at the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown, 530 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101, and via conference call. Those not attending the meetings in person may call 1–877–422–1931, passcode 2855443940, to listen and participate in the meetings. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Avelino Gutierrez, Chair, Unified Carrier Registration Board of Directors at (505) 827–4565. DATES: Issued on: December 19, 2016. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator, Office of Policy, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–31551 Filed 12–23–16; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2016–0131] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Agency Request for Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection: Requirements for Establishing U.S. Citizenship—46 CFR 355 Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice and request for comments AGENCY: The Department of Transportation (DOT) invites public comments about our intention to request SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Dec 27, 2016 Jkt 241001 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. 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 February 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Docket No. MARAD– 2016–0131 through one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • 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. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Pucci, 202–366–5167, Office of Maritime Program, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, Email: Michael.Pucci@dot.gov. Copies of this collection also can be obtained from that office. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 2133–0012. Title: Requirements for Establishing U.S. Citizenship—46 CFR 355. Form Numbers: Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection. Background: Maritime Administration implementing regulations at 46 CFR parts 355 and 356 set forth requirements for establishing U.S. citizenship in accordance with MARAD statutory authority. Those receiving benefits under 46 U.S.C. Chapters 531, 535, and 537 (formerly the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, as amended), or applicants seeking a fishery endorsement eligibility approval pursuant to the American Fisheries Act must be citizens of the United States within the meaning of 46 U.S.C. 50501, (formerly Section 2 of the Shipping Act, 1916, as amended). In either case, whether seeking program benefits or fishery endorsement eligibility, Section 50501 sets forth the statutory requirements for determining whether an applicant, be it a corporation, partnership, or association is a U.S. citizen. 46 CFR part 356 is distinguished from 46 CFR part 355 in that Part 356 establishes requirements for U.S. citizenship exclusively in accordance with the AFA while Part 355 is applied for purposes of establishing citizenship across multiple MARAD programs arising under other statutory authority. Most program participants are PO 00000 Frm 00175 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 required to submit to MARAD on an annual basis the form of affidavit prescribed by Part 355 or Part 356. Number of Respondents: 500. Frequency: Once annually. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 5 hours. Total Annual Burden: 2500. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the Department’s performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for the Department to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. 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, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice, DOT/ALL– 14 FDMS, accessible through www.dot.gov/privacy. In order to facilitate comment tracking and response, we encourage commenters to provide their name, or the name of their organization; however, submission of names is completely optional. Whether or not commenters identify themselves, all timely comments will be fully considered. If you wish to provide comments containing proprietary or confidential information, please contact the agency for alternate submission instructions. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.93. * * * * * Dated: December 22, 2016. By order of the Maritime Administrator. T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr., Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–31330 Filed 12–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2016–0131] Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 95730 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 28, 2016 / Notices Notice of proposed extension, without change, of a currently approved collection of information. ACTION: Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, the agency must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatements of previously approved collections. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice describes one collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval, relating to confidential business information. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments to the docket number identified in the heading of this document by 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, M–30, U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Rm. W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. Regardless of how you submit your comments, please be sure to mention the docket number of this document and cite OMB Clearance No. 2127–0025, ‘‘49 CFR part 512, Confidential Business Information.’’ You may call the Docket at 202–366– 9322. 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 discussion below. 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 in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions contact Thomas Healy in the sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Dec 27, 2016 Jkt 241001 Office of the Chief Counsel at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, telephone (202) 366– 7161. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before an agency submits a proposed collection of information to OMB for approval, it must publish a document in the Federal Register providing a 60-day comment period and otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of information. The OMB has promulgated regulations describing what must be included in such a document. Under OMB’s regulations (at 5 CFR 1320.8(d)), an agency must ask for public comment on the following: (i) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) how to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) how to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. In compliance with these requirements, NHTSA asks for public comment on the following extension of clearance for a currently approved collection of information: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Confidential Business Information Type of Request—Extension of clearance. OMB Clearance Number—2127–0025 Form Number—This collection of information uses no standard forms. Requested Expiration Date of Approval—Three (3) years from the date of approval of the collection. Summary of the Collection of Information—Persons who submit information to the agency and seek to have the agency withhold some or all of that information from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (‘‘FOIA’’), 5 U.S.C. 552, must provide the agency with sufficient support that justifies the confidential treatment of that information. In addition, a request for confidential treatment must be accompanied by: (1) A complete copy of the submission; (2) a copy of the PO 00000 Frm 00176 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 submission containing only those portions for which confidentiality is not sought with the confidential portions redacted; and (3) either a second complete copy of the submission or alternatively those portions of the submission that contain the information for which confidentiality is sought. Furthermore, the requestor must submit a completed certification as provided in 49 CFR part 512, Appendix A. See generally 49 CFR part 512 (NHTSA Confidential Business Information regulations). Part 512 ensures that information submitted under a claim of confidentiality is properly evaluated in an efficient manner under prevailing legal standards and, where appropriate, accorded confidential treatment. To facilitate the evaluation process, in their requests for confidential treatment, submitters of information may make reference to certain limited classes of information that are presumptively treated as confidential, such as blueprints and engineering drawings, future specific model plans (under limited conditions), and future vehicle production or sales figures for specific models (under limited conditions). Further, most early warning reporting (EWR) data are confidential under class determinations provided in 49 CFR part 512, with the exception of information on death, injury, and property damage claims and notices, which would be handled on an individual basis according to the procedures of part 512 and are, therefore, covered by this notice. 72 FR 59434 (Oct. 19, 2007). Description of the Need for the Information and Use of the Information—NHTSA receives confidential information for use in its activities, which include investigations, rulemaking actions, program planning and management, and program evaluation. The information is needed to ensure the agency has sufficient relevant information for decisionmaking in connection with these activities. Some of this information is submitted voluntarily, as in rulemaking, and some is submitted in response to compulsory information requests, as in investigations. Description of the Likely Respondents, Including Estimated Number and Proposed Frequency of Response to the Collection of Information—This collection of information applies to entities that submit to the agency information that the entities wish to have withheld from disclosure under the FOIA. Thus, the collection of information applies to entities that are subject to laws administered by the agency or agency regulations and are E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 28, 2016 / Notices under an obligation to provide information to the agency. It also includes entities that voluntarily submit information to the agency. Such entities would include manufacturers of motor vehicles and of motor vehicle equipment. Importers are considered to be manufacturers. It may also include other entities that are involved with motor vehicles or motor vehicle equipment but are not manufacturers. Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burdens Resulting from the Collection of Information—4000 hours. The agency receives requests for confidential treatment that vary in size from requests that ask the agency to withhold as little as a portion of one page to multiple boxes of documents. NHTSA estimates that it will take on average approximately eight (8) hours for an entity to prepare a submission requesting confidential treatment. This estimate will vary based on the size of the submission, with smaller and voluntary submissions taking considerably less time to prepare. The agency based this estimate on the volume of requests received over the past three years. NHTSA estimates that it will receive approximately 500 requests for confidential treatment annually. This figure is based on the average number of requests received over the past three years. We selected this period because it provides an estimate based on incoming requests for the most recent three years. The agency estimates that the total burden for this information collection will be approximately 4000 hours, which is based on the number of requests (500) multiplied by the estimated number of hours to prepare each submission (8 hours). Since nothing in the rule requires those persons who request confidential treatment pursuant to part 512 to keep copies of any records or requests submitted to us, recordkeeping costs imposed would be zero hours and zero costs. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506; delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.95. Issued on December 21, 2016 in Washington, DC, under authority delegated in 49 CFR part 1.95. Paul A. Hemmersbaugh, Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2016–31333 Filed 12–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Dec 27, 2016 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2016–0116; Notice 1] Ford Motor Company, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Receipt of petition. AGENCY: Ford Motor Company (Ford), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2015–2017 Ford F–150 and Ford F-Super Duty pickup trucks do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 202a, Head Restraints. Ford filed a noncompliance information report dated October 18, 2016. Ford also petitioned NHTSA on November 17, 2016, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. DATES: The closing date for comments on the petition is January 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments on this petition. Comments must refer to the docket and notice number cited in the title of this notice and submitted by any of the following methods: • Mail: Send comments by mail addressed to U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: Deliver comments by hand to U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Section is open on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Federal Holidays. • Electronically: Submit comments electronically by logging onto the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Web site at https:// www.regulations.gov/. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Comments may also be faxed to (202) 493–2251. Comments must be written in the English language, and be no greater than 15 pages in length, although there is no limit to the length of necessary attachments to the comments. If comments are submitted in hard copy form, please ensure that two copies are provided. If you wish to receive SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00177 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 95731 confirmation that comments you have submitted by mail were received, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard with the comments. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. All comments and supporting materials received before the close of business on the closing date indicated above will be filed in the docket and will be considered. All comments and supporting materials received after the closing date will also be filed and will be considered to the fullest extent possible. When the petition is granted or denied, notice of the decision will also be published in the Federal Register pursuant to the authority indicated at the end of this notice. All comments, background documentation, and supporting materials submitted to the docket may be viewed by anyone at the address and times given above. The documents may also be viewed on the Internet at https:// www.regulations.gov by following the online instructions for accessing the dockets. The docket ID number for this petition is shown in the heading of this notice. DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement is available for review in a Federal Register notice published on April 11, 2000, (65 FR 19477–78). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Overview Ford Motor Company (Ford), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2015–2017 Ford F–150 and Ford F-Super Duty pickup trucks do not fully comply with paragraph S4.2.2 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 202a, Head Restraints. Ford filed a noncompliance information report dated October 18, 2016, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports. Ford also petitioned NHTSA on November 17, 2016, pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h) and 49 CFR part 556, for an exemption from the notification and remedy requirements of 49 U.S.C. Chapter 301 on the basis that this noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice of receipt of Ford’s petition is published under 49 U.S.C. 30118 and 30120 and does not represent any agency decision or other exercise of judgment concerning the merits of the petition. II. Vehicles Involved Approximately 274,321 MY 2015– 2017 Ford F–150 and MY 2017 Ford E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 249 (Wednesday, December 28, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 95729-95731]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-31333]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2016-0131]


Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT.

[[Page 95730]]


ACTION: Notice of proposed extension, without change, of a currently 
approved collection of information.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from 
the public, the agency must receive approval from the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), before 
seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on 
proposed collections of information, including extensions and 
reinstatements of previously approved collections. In compliance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice describes one 
collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval, 
relating to confidential business information.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 27, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments to the docket number identified in 
the heading of this document by 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, M-30, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Rm. W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room 
W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern 
Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Fax: (202) 493-2251.
    Regardless of how you submit your comments, please be sure to 
mention the docket number of this document and cite OMB Clearance No. 
2127-0025, ``49 CFR part 512, Confidential Business Information.''
    You may call the Docket at 202-366-9322.
    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 discussion below.
    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 in the Federal Register published on 
April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477-78).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions contact Thomas Healy in 
the Office of the Chief Counsel at the National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, telephone (202) 366-7161.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
before an agency submits a proposed collection of information to OMB 
for approval, it must publish a document in the Federal Register 
providing a 60-day comment period and otherwise consult with members of 
the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of 
information. The OMB has promulgated regulations describing what must 
be included in such a document. Under OMB's regulations (at 5 CFR 
1320.8(d)), an agency must ask for public comment on the following:
    (i) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility;
    (ii) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    (iii) how to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    (iv) how to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submission of responses.
    In compliance with these requirements, NHTSA asks for public 
comment on the following extension of clearance for a currently 
approved collection of information:

Confidential Business Information

    Type of Request--Extension of clearance.
    OMB Clearance Number--2127-0025
    Form Number--This collection of information uses no standard forms.
    Requested Expiration Date of Approval--Three (3) years from the 
date of approval of the collection.
    Summary of the Collection of Information--Persons who submit 
information to the agency and seek to have the agency withhold some or 
all of that information from disclosure under the Freedom of 
Information Act (``FOIA''), 5 U.S.C. 552, must provide the agency with 
sufficient support that justifies the confidential treatment of that 
information. In addition, a request for confidential treatment must be 
accompanied by: (1) A complete copy of the submission; (2) a copy of 
the submission containing only those portions for which confidentiality 
is not sought with the confidential portions redacted; and (3) either a 
second complete copy of the submission or alternatively those portions 
of the submission that contain the information for which 
confidentiality is sought. Furthermore, the requestor must submit a 
completed certification as provided in 49 CFR part 512, Appendix A. See 
generally 49 CFR part 512 (NHTSA Confidential Business Information 
regulations).
    Part 512 ensures that information submitted under a claim of 
confidentiality is properly evaluated in an efficient manner under 
prevailing legal standards and, where appropriate, accorded 
confidential treatment. To facilitate the evaluation process, in their 
requests for confidential treatment, submitters of information may make 
reference to certain limited classes of information that are 
presumptively treated as confidential, such as blueprints and 
engineering drawings, future specific model plans (under limited 
conditions), and future vehicle production or sales figures for 
specific models (under limited conditions). Further, most early warning 
reporting (EWR) data are confidential under class determinations 
provided in 49 CFR part 512, with the exception of information on 
death, injury, and property damage claims and notices, which would be 
handled on an individual basis according to the procedures of part 512 
and are, therefore, covered by this notice. 72 FR 59434 (Oct. 19, 
2007).
    Description of the Need for the Information and Use of the 
Information--NHTSA receives confidential information for use in its 
activities, which include investigations, rulemaking actions, program 
planning and management, and program evaluation. The information is 
needed to ensure the agency has sufficient relevant information for 
decision-making in connection with these activities. Some of this 
information is submitted voluntarily, as in rulemaking, and some is 
submitted in response to compulsory information requests, as in 
investigations.
    Description of the Likely Respondents, Including Estimated Number 
and Proposed Frequency of Response to the Collection of Information--
This collection of information applies to entities that submit to the 
agency information that the entities wish to have withheld from 
disclosure under the FOIA. Thus, the collection of information applies 
to entities that are subject to laws administered by the agency or 
agency regulations and are

[[Page 95731]]

under an obligation to provide information to the agency. It also 
includes entities that voluntarily submit information to the agency. 
Such entities would include manufacturers of motor vehicles and of 
motor vehicle equipment. Importers are considered to be manufacturers. 
It may also include other entities that are involved with motor 
vehicles or motor vehicle equipment but are not manufacturers.
    Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burdens 
Resulting from the Collection of Information--4000 hours.
    The agency receives requests for confidential treatment that vary 
in size from requests that ask the agency to withhold as little as a 
portion of one page to multiple boxes of documents. NHTSA estimates 
that it will take on average approximately eight (8) hours for an 
entity to prepare a submission requesting confidential treatment. This 
estimate will vary based on the size of the submission, with smaller 
and voluntary submissions taking considerably less time to prepare. The 
agency based this estimate on the volume of requests received over the 
past three years.
    NHTSA estimates that it will receive approximately 500 requests for 
confidential treatment annually. This figure is based on the average 
number of requests received over the past three years. We selected this 
period because it provides an estimate based on incoming requests for 
the most recent three years. The agency estimates that the total burden 
for this information collection will be approximately 4000 hours, which 
is based on the number of requests (500) multiplied by the estimated 
number of hours to prepare each submission (8 hours).
    Since nothing in the rule requires those persons who request 
confidential treatment pursuant to part 512 to keep copies of any 
records or requests submitted to us, recordkeeping costs imposed would 
be zero hours and zero costs.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506; delegation of authority at 49 CFR 
1.95.

    Issued on December 21, 2016 in Washington, DC, under authority 
delegated in 49 CFR part 1.95.
Paul A. Hemmersbaugh,
Chief Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2016-31333 Filed 12-27-16; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-59-P