Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension of a Currently-Approved Information Collection: Accident Recordkeeping Requirements, 14793-14794 [2017-05629]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 54 / Wednesday, March 22, 2017 / Notices has not been automated, although the information collected is ultimately entered into an automated data base. Eighty five percent (85%) of the Form OCE–46 filings are submitted electronically to FMCSA. This ICR is being revised due to an anticipated increase in the estimated number of annual filings from 3,000 to 3,501 and to account for the cost of notarizing and mailing Form OCE–46. Title: Request for Revocation of Authority Granted. OMB Control Number: 2126–0018. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: For-hire motor carriers of regulated commodities, surface freight forwarders, and property brokers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,501. Estimated Time per Response: 0.25 hours. Expiration Date: July 31, 2017. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 875 hours [3,501 responses × 0.25 hour = 875]. 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 16, 2017. Kelly Regal, Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2017–05631 Filed 3–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. FMCSA–2016–0354] Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension of a CurrentlyApproved Information Collection: Accident Recordkeeping Requirements Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Mar 21, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 approval and invites public comment. FMCSA requests approval to extend the ICR entitled ‘‘Accident Recordkeeping Requirements.’’ This ICR relates to Agency requirements that motor carriers maintain a record of accidents involving their commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). Motor carriers are not required to report this data to FMCSA, but must produce it upon inquiry by authorized Federal, State or local officials. DATES: We must receive your comments on or before May 22, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket Management System Number FMCSA– 2016–0354 by 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 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. 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 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 www.regulations.gov, and follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets, or go to the street address listed above. 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 Privacy Act Statement for the Federal Docket Management System published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or you may visit http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/ 2008/pdfE8-794.pdf. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14793 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: Mr. Thomas Yager, Chief, Driver and Carrier Operations Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202–366–4325; email tom.yager@ dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 390.15(b), requires motor carriers to make certain specified records and information pertaining to CMV accidents available to an authorized representative or special agent of the FMCSA upon request or as part of an inquiry. Motor carriers are required to maintain an ‘‘accident register’’ consisting of information concerning all ‘‘accidents’’ involving their CMVs (49 CFR 390.15(b)(see ‘‘Definition: Accident’’ below). The following information must be recorded for each accident: Date, location, driver name, number of injuries, number of fatalities, and whether certain dangerous hazardous materials were released. In addition, the motor carrier must maintain copies of all accident reports required by insurers or governmental entities. Motor carriers must maintain this information for three years after the date of the accident. Section 390.15 does not require motor carriers to submit any information or records to FMCSA or any other party. This ICR supports the DOT strategic goal of safety. By requiring motor carriers to gather and record information concerning CMV accidents, FMCSA is strengthening its ability to assess the safety performance of motor carriers. This information is a valuable resource in Agency initiatives to prevent, and reduce the severity of, CMV crashes. The Agency increases its estimate from 26,700 to 36,157 burden hours. The regulation has not changed; the increase in burden hours does not E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 14794 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 54 / Wednesday, March 22, 2017 / Notices reflect changes in the requirements for accident recordkeeping. The increase is due to two revised estimates: (1) The population of motor carriers subject to the regulation, from 520,000 to 886,122, and (2) the number of reportable accidents, from 89,000 to 120,522. The Agency has amended the population of motor carriers to include the accident recordkeeping burden of intrastate motor carriers. In past estimates, the Agency had taken the position that the accident recordkeeping of intrastate carriers occurred as a result of State law. However, the OMB has directed FMCSA to include such intrastate activities in its IC estimates, so we do so in this burden estimate statement for the first time. The Agency estimates that 886,122 interstate and intrastate motor carriers are subject to accident register requirements (508,367 interstate and 377,755 intrastate motor carriers). The Agency further estimates that the number of accidents that must be reported by intrastate or interstate motor carriers is 120,522. Title: Accident Recordkeeping Requirements. OMB Control Number: 2126–0009. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Respondents: Motor Carriers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 886,122 motor carriers. Estimated Number of Responses: 120,522. Estimated Time per Response: 18 minutes. Expiration Date: July 31, 2017. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 36,157 hours [120,522 accidents × 18 minutes per response/60 minutes in an hour]. Definition: ‘‘Accident’’ is an occurrence involving a CMV operating on a public road which results in: (1)A fatality, (2) bodily injury to a person who, as a result of the injury, receives medical treatment away from the scene of the accident, or (3) one or more motor vehicles being towed from the scene (49 CFR 390.5). Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the collection is necessary for the FMCSA’s performance; (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. The Agency will summarize or include your comments in VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Mar 21, 2017 Jkt 241001 the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Issued under the authority of 49 CFR 1.87 on: March 16, 2017. G. Kelly Regal, Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2017–05629 Filed 3–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for projects in Seattle and King County, WA. The purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the environmental decisions by FTA on the subject projects and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge these final environmental actions. DATES: By this notice, FTA is advising the public of final agency actions subject to Section 139(l) of Title 23, United States Code (U.S.C.). A claim seeking judicial review of FTA actions announced herein for the listed public transportation projects will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before August 21, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy-Ellen Zusman, Assistant Chief Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, (312) 353–2577 or Meghan Kelley, Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Environmental Programs, (202) 366–6098. FTA is located at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that FTA has taken final agency actions by issuing certain approvals for the public transportation projects listed below. The actions on the projects, as well as the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the documentation issued in connection with the projects to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and in other documents in the FTA administrative record for the projects. Interested parties may contact either the project sponsor or the relevant FTA Regional Office for more information. Contact information for FTA’s Regional SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00122 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Offices may be found at https:// www.fta.dot.gov. This notice applies to all FTA decisions on the listed projects as of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such actions were taken, including, but not limited to, NEPA [42 U.S.C. 4321–4375], Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966 [49 U.S.C. 303], Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act [16 U.S.C. 470f], and the Clean Air Act [42 U.S.C. 7401–7671q]. This notice does not, however, alter or extend the limitation period for challenges of project decisions subject to previous notices published in the Federal Register. The projects and actions that are the subject of this notice are: 1. Project name and location: Seattle Center City Connector Project, Seattle, WA. Project sponsor: Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT). Project description: The proposed project would create 1.25 miles of new trackway linking the existing South Lake Union and First Hill Streetcar lines, operating in public streets in Seattle’s downtown commercial district. The route would start at the Westlake Intermodal Hub at Westlake Avenue and Sixth Avenue North, head south and turn west onto Stewart Street to First Avenue, and continue south along First Avenue to connect with the First Hill Streetcar Station at South Jackson Street and Occidental Avenue South. Final agency actions: Section 4(f) de minimis impact determination; Section 106 finding of no adverse effect; projectlevel air quality conformity; and a Finding of No Significant Impact, dated February 16, 2017. Supporting Documentation: Environmental Assessment, dated March 2016. 2. Project name and location: Federal Way Link Extension Project, King County, WA. Project sponsor: Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit). Project description: The proposed project would extend the Sound Transit Link light rail system by 7.8 miles from Angle Lake Station in SeaTac south through Des Moines and Kent, terminating in Federal Way. The route would travel along the west side of Interstate 5 and would include stations at Kent/Des Moines near Highline College, South 272nd Street, and the Federal Way Transit Center. Final agency actions: No use determination of Section 4(f) resources; Section 106 finding of no historic properties affected; project-level air quality conformity; and a Record of Decision, dated March 6, 2017. Supporting Documentation: Final E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 54 (Wednesday, March 22, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14793-14794]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-05629]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2016-0354]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension of a 
Currently-Approved Information Collection: Accident Recordkeeping 
Requirements

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice; 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 
approval and invites public comment. FMCSA requests approval to extend 
the ICR entitled ``Accident Recordkeeping Requirements.'' This ICR 
relates to Agency requirements that motor carriers maintain a record of 
accidents involving their commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). Motor 
carriers are not required to report this data to FMCSA, but must 
produce it upon inquiry by authorized Federal, State or local 
officials.

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before May 22, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket 
Management System Number FMCSA-2016-0354 by 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 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. 
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 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 www.regulations.gov, and follow the online 
instructions for accessing the dockets, or go to the street address 
listed above.
    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 
Privacy Act Statement for the Federal Docket Management System 
published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or 
you may visit http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdfE8-794.pdf.
    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: Mr. Thomas Yager, Chief, Driver and 
Carrier Operations Division, Department of Transportation, Federal 
Motor Carrier Safety Administration, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202-366-4325; email 
tom.yager@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 390.15(b), 
requires motor carriers to make certain specified records and 
information pertaining to CMV accidents available to an authorized 
representative or special agent of the FMCSA upon request or as part of 
an inquiry. Motor carriers are required to maintain an ``accident 
register'' consisting of information concerning all ``accidents'' 
involving their CMVs (49 CFR 390.15(b)(see ``Definition: Accident'' 
below). The following information must be recorded for each accident: 
Date, location, driver name, number of injuries, number of fatalities, 
and whether certain dangerous hazardous materials were released. In 
addition, the motor carrier must maintain copies of all accident 
reports required by insurers or governmental entities. Motor carriers 
must maintain this information for three years after the date of the 
accident. Section 390.15 does not require motor carriers to submit any 
information or records to FMCSA or any other party.
    This ICR supports the DOT strategic goal of safety. By requiring 
motor carriers to gather and record information concerning CMV 
accidents, FMCSA is strengthening its ability to assess the safety 
performance of motor carriers. This information is a valuable resource 
in Agency initiatives to prevent, and reduce the severity of, CMV 
crashes.
    The Agency increases its estimate from 26,700 to 36,157 burden 
hours. The regulation has not changed; the increase in burden hours 
does not

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reflect changes in the requirements for accident recordkeeping. The 
increase is due to two revised estimates: (1) The population of motor 
carriers subject to the regulation, from 520,000 to 886,122, and (2) 
the number of reportable accidents, from 89,000 to 120,522. The Agency 
has amended the population of motor carriers to include the accident 
recordkeeping burden of intrastate motor carriers. In past estimates, 
the Agency had taken the position that the accident recordkeeping of 
intrastate carriers occurred as a result of State law. However, the OMB 
has directed FMCSA to include such intrastate activities in its IC 
estimates, so we do so in this burden estimate statement for the first 
time. The Agency estimates that 886,122 interstate and intrastate motor 
carriers are subject to accident register requirements (508,367 
interstate and 377,755 intrastate motor carriers). The Agency further 
estimates that the number of accidents that must be reported by 
intrastate or interstate motor carriers is 120,522.
    Title: Accident Recordkeeping Requirements.
    OMB Control Number: 2126-0009.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Respondents: Motor Carriers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 886,122 motor carriers.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 120,522.
    Estimated Time per Response: 18 minutes.
    Expiration Date: July 31, 2017.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 36,157 hours [120,522 accidents x 18 
minutes per response/60 minutes in an hour].
    Definition: ``Accident'' is an occurrence involving a CMV operating 
on a public road which results in: (1)A fatality, (2) bodily injury to 
a person who, as a result of the injury, receives medical treatment 
away from the scene of the accident, or (3) one or more motor vehicles 
being towed from the scene (49 CFR 390.5).
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this information collection, including: (1) Whether the collection is 
necessary for the FMCSA's performance; (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. 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 16, 2017.
G. Kelly Regal,
Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information 
Technology.
[FR Doc. 2017-05629 Filed 3-21-17; 8:45 am]
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