Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved Information Collection: Practices of Household Goods Brokers, 14102-14103 [2017-05260]

Download as PDF 14102 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 50 / Thursday, March 16, 2017 / Notices There is not a stand-alone training course on EJ in ODOT’s Training Plan. In one District, a project manager (non-environmental staff) stated they had never received training on EJ. When the team asked management in one district about expectations for EJ, management indicated that they had none. The ODOT management identified EJ as an area needing improvement in their SelfAssessment report. In the interim, FHWA encourages ODOT to consider EJ training for its staff and consultants, offered by the NHI and/or the FHWA Resource Center. Next Steps The FHWA provided a draft of this audit report to ODOT for a 14-day review and comment period and considered ODOT’s comments in developing this draft report. In addition, FHWA will publish a notice in the Federal Register to make the report available to the public and for a 30-day comment period, pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327(g). No later than 60 days after the close of the comment period, FHWA will respond to all comments submitted, pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327(g)(2)(B). Once finalized, FHWA will publish the audit report in the Federal Register. [FR Doc. 2017–05244 Filed 3–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2017–0006] Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved Information Collection: Practices of Household Goods Brokers 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 its review and approval and invites public comment. FMCSA requests approval to revise an ICR titled ‘‘Practices of Household Brokers’’ to no longer include one-time costs previously incurred by brokers to come into compliance with applicable Federal regulations, and to update other wage related costs that have changed since the last approval. This ICR is necessary to support the requirements of applicable Federal regulations and FMCSA’s responsibility to ensure consumer protection in the transportation of household goods (HHG). DATES: We must receive your comments on or before May 15, 2017. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:12 Mar 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2017–0006 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. 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 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: Monique Riddick, Commercial Enforcement and Investigations Division, U.S. Department of ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00130 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Telephone: 202–366–8045; email monique.riddick@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: FMCSA amended thenexisting regulations for brokers in response to Title IV, Subtitle B of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU) (Pub. L. 109–59) and a petition for rulemaking from the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA). The final rule titled, ‘‘Brokers of Household Goods Transportation by Motor Vehicles,’’ (75 FR 72987, Nov. 29, 2010), amended 49 CFR part 371, by providing additional consumer protection responsibilities for brokers of HHG. Specifically, section 4212 of SAFETEA–LU directs the Secretary to require HHG brokers to provide individual shippers with the following information whenever a broker has contact with a shipper or potential shipper: 1. The broker’s USDOT number. 2. The FMCSA booklet titled ‘‘Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move.’’ 3. A list of all authorized motor carriers providing transportation of HHG used by the broker and a statement that the broker is not a motor carrier providing transportation of HHG. The collection of information required in the referenced final rule assist shippers in their business dealings with interstate HHG brokers. The information collected is used by prospective shippers to make informed decisions about contracts, services ordered, executed, and settled. The HHG broker is often the primary contact for individual shippers and in the best position to educate shippers and prepare them for a successful move. The information collected makes that possible. It also combats deceptive business practices as the information helps enforcement personnel better protect consumers by verifying that shippers are receiving information to which they are entitled by regulation. HHG brokers are required to provide individual shippers the ‘‘Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move’’ booklet and the ‘‘Ready to Move’’ brochure. They have the option of providing paper copies or presenting the information through a link on their Internet Web site. The broker is required to document with signed receipts that the individual shipper was provided those materials. HHG brokers are also required to provide the list of HHG E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 50 / Thursday, March 16, 2017 / Notices motor carriers for which it would arrange transportation to move a potential individual shipper’s HHG, and that broker’s identification information: 1. Assigned USDOT number; and 2. Address. With this renewal, FMCSA makes minor revisions to the collection. First, a program adjustment of 19,522 annual burden hours is the result of the removal of first-year burden-hours that are no longer applicable. We also provide an updated estimated number of household goods brokers. Title: Practices of Household Goods Brokers. OMB Control Number: 2126–0048. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Brokers of Household Goods. Estimated Number of Respondents: 543 brokers. Estimated Time per Response: 0.25 hours per day × 240 workdays for transactions per household goods broker; 20 hours per year per broker for Web site/ad modifications; 10 hours per year per household goods broker for creating a list of carriers; 0.5 hours per month × 12 months per household goods broker for confirming required information; 0.083 hour per year × 36.8 explanations on average per household goods broker; 4 hours per year × 5 agreements per household goods broker for annual agreements through turnover; and 10 hours per year per household goods broker for disclosure and records. Expiration Date: April 30, 2017. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 70,000 hours. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the performance of FMCSA’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for FMCSA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Issued under the authority of 49 CFR 1.87 on: March 9, 2017. Kelly Regal, Associate Administrator, Office of Research and Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2017–05260 Filed 3–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:12 Mar 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2017–0046] New Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension of a CurrentlyApproved Information Collection: Annual Report of Class I Motor Carriers of Passengers Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). 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 its review and approval and invites public comment. The FMCSA requests OMB’s renewal for three years of the information collection entitled, Annual Report of Class I Motor Carriers of Passengers (OMB Control No. 2126– 0031), which is currently due to expire on April 30, 2017. DATES: We must receive your comments on or before May 15, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2016–0046 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, 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00131 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14103 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 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: Vivian Oliver, Office or Registration and Safety Information Department of Transportation, FMCSA, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202–366–2974; email vivian.oliver@ dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: In chapter 141 of the ICC Termination Act of 1995 (ICCTA), Public Law 104–88, 109 Stat. 803, 893 (Dec. 29, 1995) now codified at 49 U.S.C. 14123, Congress transferred the responsibility for collecting the Financial and Operating Statistics (F&OS) data to the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary). The ICCTA requires the Secretary to collect annual financial reports from Class I and Class II motor carriers of passengers. However, the Secretary has exercised the authority under 49 U.S.C. 14123 to require only Class I motor carriers of passengers to file annual reports to ensure that they are in compliance with the F&OS program requirements (See 78 FR 76241 (12/17/13), as codified at 49 CFR 369.4). The Form MP–1 annual report will be used to collect financial, operating, equipment and employment data from individual motor carriers of passengers. All Class I for-hire motor carriers of passengers with gross annual operating revenues of $5 million or more are required to file annual reports. The data will be available to users in its original form. The data are not used E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2017-0006]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved 
Information Collection: Practices of Household Goods Brokers

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. FMCSA requests approval 
to revise an ICR titled ``Practices of Household Brokers'' to no longer 
include one-time costs previously incurred by brokers to come into 
compliance with applicable Federal regulations, and to update other 
wage related costs that have changed since the last approval. This ICR 
is necessary to support the requirements of applicable Federal 
regulations and FMCSA's responsibility to ensure consumer protection in 
the transportation of household goods (HHG).

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before May 15, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA-2017-0006 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. 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: Monique Riddick, Commercial 
Enforcement and Investigations Division, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, West 
Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-
0001. Telephone: 202-366-8045; email monique.riddick@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: FMCSA amended then-existing regulations for brokers in 
response to Title IV, Subtitle B of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, 
Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) 
(Pub. L. 109-59) and a petition for rulemaking from the American Moving 
and Storage Association (AMSA). The final rule titled, ``Brokers of 
Household Goods Transportation by Motor Vehicles,'' (75 FR 72987, Nov. 
29, 2010), amended 49 CFR part 371, by providing additional consumer 
protection responsibilities for brokers of HHG. Specifically, section 
4212 of SAFETEA-LU directs the Secretary to require HHG brokers to 
provide individual shippers with the following information whenever a 
broker has contact with a shipper or potential shipper:
    1. The broker's USDOT number.
    2. The FMCSA booklet titled ``Your Rights and Responsibilities When 
You Move.''
    3. A list of all authorized motor carriers providing transportation 
of HHG used by the broker and a statement that the broker is not a 
motor carrier providing transportation of HHG.
    The collection of information required in the referenced final rule 
assist shippers in their business dealings with interstate HHG brokers. 
The information collected is used by prospective shippers to make 
informed decisions about contracts, services ordered, executed, and 
settled. The HHG broker is often the primary contact for individual 
shippers and in the best position to educate shippers and prepare them 
for a successful move. The information collected makes that possible. 
It also combats deceptive business practices as the information helps 
enforcement personnel better protect consumers by verifying that 
shippers are receiving information to which they are entitled by 
regulation.
    HHG brokers are required to provide individual shippers the ``Your 
Rights and Responsibilities When You Move'' booklet and the ``Ready to 
Move'' brochure. They have the option of providing paper copies or 
presenting the information through a link on their Internet Web site. 
The broker is required to document with signed receipts that the 
individual shipper was provided those materials. HHG brokers are also 
required to provide the list of HHG

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motor carriers for which it would arrange transportation to move a 
potential individual shipper's HHG, and that broker's identification 
information:
    1. Assigned USDOT number; and
    2. Address.
    With this renewal, FMCSA makes minor revisions to the collection. 
First, a program adjustment of 19,522 annual burden hours is the result 
of the removal of first-year burden-hours that are no longer 
applicable. We also provide an updated estimated number of household 
goods brokers.
    Title: Practices of Household Goods Brokers.
    OMB Control Number: 2126-0048.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Brokers of Household Goods.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 543 brokers.
    Estimated Time per Response: 0.25 hours per day x 240 workdays for 
transactions per household goods broker; 20 hours per year per broker 
for Web site/ad modifications; 10 hours per year per household goods 
broker for creating a list of carriers; 0.5 hours per month x 12 months 
per household goods broker for confirming required information; 0.083 
hour per year x 36.8 explanations on average per household goods 
broker; 4 hours per year x 5 agreements per household goods broker for 
annual agreements through turnover; and 10 hours per year per household 
goods broker for disclosure and records.
    Expiration Date: April 30, 2017.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 70,000 hours.
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed 
collection is necessary for the performance of FMCSA's functions; (2) 
the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for FMCSA to enhance the 
quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) 
ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of 
the collected information. The agency will summarize or include your 
comments in the request for OMB's clearance of this information 
collection.

    Issued under the authority of 49 CFR 1.87 on: March 9, 2017.
Kelly Regal,
Associate Administrator, Office of Research and Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2017-05260 Filed 3-15-17; 8:45 am]
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