Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements, 908-910 [2016-31888]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 908 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 2 / Wednesday, January 4, 2017 / Notices Approximately 120 conformity packages can be stored in a cubic foot of space. Based on projected imports of 109,000 nonconforming vehicles per year, 908.33 cubic feet of space will be needed on an industry-wide basis to store one year’s worth of conformity packages. Assuming an annual cost of $20 per cubic foot to store the information, NHTSA estimates the aggregate cost to industry for storing a year’s worth of conformity packages to be $18,167 per year. RIs are also required under 49 CFR 592.6(b) to retain a copy of the HS–7 Declaration Form furnished to Customs at the time of entry for each nonconforming vehicle for which they submit a conformity package to NHTSA. Paper HS–7 Declaration Forms are only filed for a small fraction of the nonconforming vehicles imported into the United States. Customs brokers file entries for most nonconforming vehicles electronically by using the Automated Broker Interface (ABI) system. For example, in Calendar year 2010, 17,645 ABI entries were made for nonconforming vehicles imported into the United States under Box 3, and only 365 paper HS–7 Declaration Forms (representing just two percent of the total) were filed for such vehicles. Because HS–7 Declaration Forms are filed for only a small fraction of the nonconforming vehicles that are imported by RIs, the storage requirement for those records can have no more than a negligible cost impact on the industry. Because the remaining records that RIs are required to retain under 49 CFR 592.6(b) may be stored electronically, the costs incident to the storage of those records should also be negligible. RIs who conduct recall campaigns to remedy a safety-related defect or a noncompliance with an FMVSS determined to exist in a vehicle they import must report the progress of those campaigns to NHTSA. The agency estimates that it should take each RI that is required to conduct a safety recall campaign approximately one hour to compile information for, and prepare each of the two reports it would be required to submit to the agency detailing the progress of the recall campaign. Since vehicle manufacturers in most cases include vehicles imported by RIs in their own recall campaigns, it is likely that very few of these reports would have to be prepared or submitted by RIs. Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use of the Information— The information collection detailed above is necessary to ensure that motor vehicles and items of VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:46 Jan 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 motor vehicle equipment subject to the Federal motor vehicle safety, bumper and theft prevention standards are lawfully imported into the United States. To be lawfully imported, the vehicle or equipment item must be covered by one of the boxes on the HS– 7 Declaration form and the importer must declare, subject to penalty for making false statements, that the vehicle or equipment item is entitled to entry under the conditions specified on the form, including the provision of any supporting information or materials that may be required. NHTSA relies on the information provided by RIs and applicants for RI status to obtain and renew their registrations so that it can better ensure that RIs are meeting their obligations under the statutes and regulations governing the importation of nonconforming vehicles and can make more informed decisions in conferring RI status on applicants and in permitting RI status to be retained by those currently holding registrations. In this manner, those lacking the capability to responsibly provide RI services, or who have committed or are associated with those who have committed past violations of the vehicle importation laws, can be more readily denied registration as an RI, or if they already hold such a registration, have that registration suspended or revoked when circumstances warrant such action. Description of the Likely Respondents (Including Estimated Number and Proposed Frequency of Responses to the Collection of Information)— With regard to the HS–7 Declaration form, likely respondents include any private individual or commercial entity importing into the United States a vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment subject to the Federal motor vehicle safety standards. It is difficult to estimate, with reliability, the absolute number of such respondents; however, that number would include: • The 87 RIs who are currently registered with NHTSA and import nonconforming vehicles under Boxes 3 and 13; • the roughly 1,629 individuals who import each year Canadian-certified vehicles for personal use under Box 2B; • the several hundred original manufacturers who import conforming motor vehicles and equipment items under Box 2A; nonconforming vehicles or equipment intended for export under Box 4; nonconforming vehicles and equipment on a temporary basis for purposes of research, investigations, or other reasons specified under Box 7; vehicles and equipment requiring further manufacturing operations under PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Box 9; and equipment subject to the Theft Prevention Standard under Box 11. • the several hundred dealers, distributors, and individuals who import off-road vehicles such as dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles or ATVs, as well as other vehicles that are not primarily manufactured for on-road use under Box 8. • the several hundred nonresidents of the United States and foreign diplomatic and military personnel who temporarily import nonconforming vehicles for personal use under Boxes 5, 6, and 12. Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden of the Collection of Information— Adding together the burden hours detailed above yields a total of 252,263 hours expended on an annual basis for all paperwork associated with the filing of the HS–7 Declaration form and other aspects of the vehicle importation program. Estimate of the Total Annual Costs of the Collection of Information— Other than the cost of the burden hours, the only additional costs associated with this information collection are the $18,167 cost to the industry, per year for the storage of records pertaining to the nonconforming vehicles that each RI imports into the United States. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c); delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50 and 501.8(f). Jeffrey M. Giuseppe, Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. [FR Doc. 2016–31887 Filed 1–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket Number NHTSA–2016–0134] Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Request for public comment on a proposed collection of information. AGENCY: Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04JAN1.SGM 04JAN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 2 / Wednesday, January 4, 2017 / Notices reinstatement of previously approved collections. This document describes one collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 6, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments [identified by DOT Docket No. NHTSA– 2016–0134] 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: 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: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Telephone: 1–800–647–5527. • Fax: 202–493–2251. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and docket number for this proposed collection of information. 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. 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) or you may visit http:// DocketInfo.dot.gov. 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. Alternately, you may visit in person the Docket Management Facility at the street address listed above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Coleman Sachs, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance (NEF–230), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, West Building—4th Floor—Room W45– 205, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Mr. Sachs’ telephone number is (202) 366–3151. Please identify the relevant collection of information by referring to its OMB Control Number. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:46 Jan 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before an agency submits a proposed collection of information to OMB for approval, it must first 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 regulation (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; 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 comments on the following proposed collection of information: Title: 49 CFR part 566 Manufacturer Identification. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. OMB Control Number: 2127–0043. Affected Public: New manufacturers of motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment subject to the Federal motor vehicle safety standards. Requested Expiration Date of Approval: July 31, 2020. Form Number: None. Abstract: If a motor vehicle or item of replacement motor vehicle equipment contains a defect related to motor vehicle safety or fails to comply with an applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS), the manufacturer is required under 49 U.S.C. 30118 to furnish notification of the defect or noncompliance to the Secretary of Transportation, as well as to owners, purchasers, and dealers of the motor vehicle or replacement equipment, and to remedy the defect or noncompliance without charge to the owner. To ensure that manufacturers are meeting these SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 909 and other responsibilities under the statutes and regulations administered by NHTSA, the agency issued 49 CFR part 566, Manufacturer Identification. The regulations in part 566 require manufacturers of motor vehicles or motor vehicle equipment to which a FMVSS applies, to submit to NHTSA, on a one-time basis, identifying information on themselves and a description of the products that they manufacture to those standards. With changes implemented in 2015, manufacturers have been able to make these submissions using an online portal on the agency’s Web site at https://vpic.nhtsa.dot.gov/. The information that must be submitted includes: (a) The full individual, partnership, or corporate name of the manufacturer; (b) the business name of the manufacturer commonly known to the public; (c) the residence address of the manufacturer and State of incorporation if applicable; (d) full contact information for the manufacturer and the submitting official; and (e) a description of each type of motor vehicle or of covered equipment manufactured by the manufacturer, including, for motor vehicles, the approximate ranges of gross vehicle weight ratings (GVWR) for each vehicle type. The regulations specify that the description may be of a general type, such as ‘‘passenger cars’’ or ‘‘brake fluid,’’ but that in the case of multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, and trailers, the description shall be specific enough to indicate the types of use for which the vehicles are intended, such as ‘‘tank trailer,’’ ‘‘motor home,’’ or ‘‘cargo van.’’ See 49 CFR 566.5(c)(1) and (2). The regulations further specify that in the case of motor vehicles produced in two or more stages, if the manufacturer is an incomplete vehicle manufacturer, the description shall so state and include a description indicating the stage of completion of the vehicle and, where known, the types of use for which the vehicles are intended, such as ‘‘Incomplete vehicle manufacturer— Chassis-cab intended for completion as a van-type truck.’’ See 49 CFR 566.5(c)(3). The regulations also specify that if the manufacturer is an intermediate manufacturer, or a final stage manufacturer of a vehicle manufactured in two or more stages, the description shall so state and include a brief description of the work performed, such as ‘‘Multipurpose passenger vehicles: Motor homes with GVWR from 8,000 to 12,000 pounds. Final-stage manufacturer—add body to bare chassis.’’ Ibid. E:\FR\FM\04JAN1.SGM 04JAN1 910 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 2 / Wednesday, January 4, 2017 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES The information must be submitted no later than 30 days after the manufacturer begins to manufacture motor vehicles or motor vehicle equipment subject to the FMVSS. No specific form need be used for the submission of this information. NHTSA provides an online portal with a fillable web-based format for use in submitting the required information. This is described in a handbook entitled Requirements for Manufacturers of Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Equipment that can be accessed on the agency’s Web site at https:// vpic.nhtsa.dot.gov/. A description of the reporting requirement is included on pages 8 and 9 of the handbook. Manufacturers who have previously submitted identifying information must ensure that the information on file is accurate and complete by submitting revised information no later than 30 days after a change in the business that affects the validity of that information has occurred. In 2013, NHTSA received submissions of manufacturer identifying information under 49 CFR part 566 from 523 manufacturers. In 2014, the agency received 507 such submissions. In 2015, the agency received 540. Based on this volume of submissions, the agency projects that it will receive approximately 523 part 566 submissions from manufacturers in each of the next three years. Assuming that it will take a manufacturer on average 15 minutes to prepare an online submittal, the agency estimates that 131 hours will be expended on an annual basis by all manufacturers required to submit part 566 identifying information. Description of the Likely Respondents (Including Estimated Number and Proposed Frequency of Responses to the Collection of Information): The agency estimates that it will receive new submissions of manufacturer identifying information under part 566 from approximately 523 manufacturers of motor vehicles and regulated items of motor vehicle equipment per year. The manufacturers need only submit the required information on a one-time basis, with the proviso that they refile their information through the online portal in the event of any changes in the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:46 Jan 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 information on file within 30 days from the date that any change in that information occurs. Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden of the Collection of Information: 131 hours. Estimate of the Total Annual Costs of the Collection of Information: Assuming that the part 566 information that needs to be submitted through the online portal is entered by company officers or employees compensated at an average rate of $30.00 per hour, the agency estimates that $3,930 will be expended on an annual basis by all manufacturers required to submit that information. Comments are invited on: whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Jeffrey M. Giuseppe, Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. [FR Doc. 2016–31888 Filed 1–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Fiscal Service Prompt Payment Interest Rate; Contract Disputes Act Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: For the period beginning January 1, 2017 and ending on June 30, 2017, the prompt payment interest rate is 21⁄2 per centum per annum. ADDRESSES: Comments or inquiries may be mailed to: E-Commerce Division, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, 401 14th Street SW., Room 306F, Washington, DC SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 20227. Comments or inquiries may also be emailed to PromptPayment@ fiscal.treasury.gov. Effective January 1, 2017, to June 30, 2017. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas M. Burnum, E-Commerce Division, (202) 874–6430; or Thomas Kearns, Attorney-Advisor, Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 874–7036. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: An agency that has acquired property or service from a business concern and has failed to pay for the complete delivery of property or service by the required payment date shall pay the business concern an interest penalty. 31 U.S.C. 3902(a). The Contract Disputes Act of 1978, Sec. 12, Public Law 95–563, 92 Stat. 2389, and the Prompt Payment Act, 31 U.S.C. 3902(a), provide for the calculation of interest due on claims at the rate established by the Secretary of the Treasury. The Secretary of the Treasury has the authority to specify the rate by which the interest shall be computed for interest payments under section 12 of the Contract Disputes Act of 1978 and under the Prompt Payment Act. Under the Prompt Payment Act, if an interest penalty is owed to a business concern, the penalty shall be paid regardless of whether the business concern requested payment of such penalty. 31 U.S.C. 3902(c)(1). Agencies must pay the interest penalty calculated with the interest rate, which is in effect at the time the agency accrues the obligation to pay a late payment interest penalty. 31 U.S.C. 3902(a). ‘‘The interest penalty shall be paid for the period beginning on the day after the required payment date and ending on the date on which payment is made.’’ 31 U.S.C. 3902(b). Therefore, notice is given that the Secretary of the Treasury has determined that the rate of interest applicable for the period beginning January 1, 2017, and ending on June 30, 2017, is 21⁄2 per centum per annum. David A. Lebryk, Fiscal Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–31903 Filed 1–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AS–P E:\FR\FM\04JAN1.SGM 04JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket Number NHTSA-2016-0134]


Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 
Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Request for public comment on a proposed collection of 
information.

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SUMMARY: Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from 
the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit 
public comment on proposed collections of information, including 
extensions and

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reinstatement of previously approved collections.
    This document describes one collection of information for which 
NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 6, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments [identified by DOT Docket No. NHTSA-
2016-0134] 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: 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: West Building Ground Floor, Room 
W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Telephone: 1-800-647-
5527.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and 
docket number for this proposed collection of information. 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.
    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) or you may visit http://DocketInfo.dot.gov.
    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. Alternately, you may 
visit in person the Docket Management Facility at the street address 
listed above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Coleman Sachs, Office of Vehicle 
Safety Compliance (NEF-230), National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, West Building--4th Floor--Room W45-205, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Mr. Sachs' telephone number is (202) 
366-3151. Please identify the relevant collection of information by 
referring to its OMB Control Number.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
before an agency submits a proposed collection of information to OMB 
for approval, it must first 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 regulation (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;
    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 
comments on the following proposed collection of information:

    Title: 49 CFR part 566 Manufacturer Identification.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    OMB Control Number: 2127-0043.
    Affected Public: New manufacturers of motor vehicles and motor 
vehicle equipment subject to the Federal motor vehicle safety 
standards.
    Requested Expiration Date of Approval: July 31, 2020.
    Form Number: None.
    Abstract: If a motor vehicle or item of replacement motor vehicle 
equipment contains a defect related to motor vehicle safety or fails to 
comply with an applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standard 
(FMVSS), the manufacturer is required under 49 U.S.C. 30118 to furnish 
notification of the defect or noncompliance to the Secretary of 
Transportation, as well as to owners, purchasers, and dealers of the 
motor vehicle or replacement equipment, and to remedy the defect or 
noncompliance without charge to the owner. To ensure that manufacturers 
are meeting these and other responsibilities under the statutes and 
regulations administered by NHTSA, the agency issued 49 CFR part 566, 
Manufacturer Identification. The regulations in part 566 require 
manufacturers of motor vehicles or motor vehicle equipment to which a 
FMVSS applies, to submit to NHTSA, on a one-time basis, identifying 
information on themselves and a description of the products that they 
manufacture to those standards. With changes implemented in 2015, 
manufacturers have been able to make these submissions using an online 
portal on the agency's Web site at https://vpic.nhtsa.dot.gov/.
    The information that must be submitted includes: (a) The full 
individual, partnership, or corporate name of the manufacturer; (b) the 
business name of the manufacturer commonly known to the public; (c) the 
residence address of the manufacturer and State of incorporation if 
applicable; (d) full contact information for the manufacturer and the 
submitting official; and (e) a description of each type of motor 
vehicle or of covered equipment manufactured by the manufacturer, 
including, for motor vehicles, the approximate ranges of gross vehicle 
weight ratings (GVWR) for each vehicle type. The regulations specify 
that the description may be of a general type, such as ``passenger 
cars'' or ``brake fluid,'' but that in the case of multipurpose 
passenger vehicles, trucks, and trailers, the description shall be 
specific enough to indicate the types of use for which the vehicles are 
intended, such as ``tank trailer,'' ``motor home,'' or ``cargo van.'' 
See 49 CFR 566.5(c)(1) and (2).
    The regulations further specify that in the case of motor vehicles 
produced in two or more stages, if the manufacturer is an incomplete 
vehicle manufacturer, the description shall so state and include a 
description indicating the stage of completion of the vehicle and, 
where known, the types of use for which the vehicles are intended, such 
as ``Incomplete vehicle manufacturer--Chassis-cab intended for 
completion as a van-type truck.'' See 49 CFR 566.5(c)(3). The 
regulations also specify that if the manufacturer is an intermediate 
manufacturer, or a final stage manufacturer of a vehicle manufactured 
in two or more stages, the description shall so state and include a 
brief description of the work performed, such as ``Multipurpose 
passenger vehicles: Motor homes with GVWR from 8,000 to 12,000 pounds. 
Final-stage manufacturer--add body to bare chassis.'' Ibid.

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    The information must be submitted no later than 30 days after the 
manufacturer begins to manufacture motor vehicles or motor vehicle 
equipment subject to the FMVSS. No specific form need be used for the 
submission of this information. NHTSA provides an online portal with a 
fillable web-based format for use in submitting the required 
information. This is described in a handbook entitled Requirements for 
Manufacturers of Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Equipment that can be 
accessed on the agency's Web site at https://vpic.nhtsa.dot.gov/. A 
description of the reporting requirement is included on pages 8 and 9 
of the handbook.
    Manufacturers who have previously submitted identifying information 
must ensure that the information on file is accurate and complete by 
submitting revised information no later than 30 days after a change in 
the business that affects the validity of that information has 
occurred.
    In 2013, NHTSA received submissions of manufacturer identifying 
information under 49 CFR part 566 from 523 manufacturers. In 2014, the 
agency received 507 such submissions. In 2015, the agency received 540. 
Based on this volume of submissions, the agency projects that it will 
receive approximately 523 part 566 submissions from manufacturers in 
each of the next three years. Assuming that it will take a manufacturer 
on average 15 minutes to prepare an online submittal, the agency 
estimates that 131 hours will be expended on an annual basis by all 
manufacturers required to submit part 566 identifying information.
    Description of the Likely Respondents (Including Estimated Number 
and Proposed Frequency of Responses to the Collection of Information): 
The agency estimates that it will receive new submissions of 
manufacturer identifying information under part 566 from approximately 
523 manufacturers of motor vehicles and regulated items of motor 
vehicle equipment per year. The manufacturers need only submit the 
required information on a one-time basis, with the proviso that they 
refile their information through the online portal in the event of any 
changes in the information on file within 30 days from the date that 
any change in that information occurs.
    Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden of 
the Collection of Information: 131 hours.
    Estimate of the Total Annual Costs of the Collection of 
Information: Assuming that the part 566 information that needs to be 
submitted through the online portal is entered by company officers or 
employees compensated at an average rate of $30.00 per hour, the agency 
estimates that $3,930 will be expended on an annual basis by all 
manufacturers required to submit that information.
    Comments are invited on: whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Department, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; the accuracy of the Department's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize 
the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including 
the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.

Jeffrey M. Giuseppe,
Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2016-31888 Filed 1-3-17; 8:45 am]
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