Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements, 42573-42575 [2017-19016]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 173 / Friday, September 8, 2017 / Notices and performance requirements which apply to all manufacturers of brake hoses and brake hose end fittings, and to those who assemble brake hoses (49 CFR 571.106). Prior to assembling or selling brake hoses, these entities must register their identification marks with NHTSA to comply with the labeling requirements of this standard. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the agency must obtain OMB approval to continue collecting labeling information. Currently, there are 2,418 manufacturers of brake hoses and end fittings, and brake hose assemblers, registered with NHTSA. However, about 60 respondents annually (annual average from 2014– 2016) request to have their identification marks added to or removed from the NHTSA database. To comply with this standard, each brake hose manufacturer or assembler must contact NHTSA and state that they want to be added to or removed from the NHTSA database of registered brake hose manufacturers. This action is usually initiated by the manufacturer with a brief written request via U.S. mail, facsimile, an email message, or a telephone call. Since September 1, 2015, the request can be submitted via the Manufacturer Portal: Online Web-based Submittal Center (https:// vpic.nhtsa.dot.gov). Currently, about 90 percent of requests are received electronically and 10 percent via mail. The estimated time for complying with the labeling requirements of this regulation is 1.5 hours per manufacturer. The corresponding total annual burden is estimated to be 90 hours (time burden of 1.5 hours per manufacturer × 60 manufacturers). The estimated manufacturer’s cost for complying with this regulation is $100 per hour. Therefore, the total annual cost is estimated to be $9,000 (time burden of 90 hours × $100 cost per hour). Respondents: Business or other for profit. Number of Respondents: 60. Number of Responses: 60. Total Annual Burden: 90 hours. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Sep 07, 2017 Jkt 241001 comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1:48. Issued in Washington, DC. Raymond R. Posten, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 2017–19017 Filed 9–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket Number NHTSA–2016–0133] Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Request for public comment on extension of a currently approved 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 reinstatement of previously approved collections. This document describes an existing collection of information for an existing regulation for the aftermarket modification of vehicles to accommodate people with disabilities, for which NHTSA intends to seek renewed OMB approval. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 7, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments must refer to the docket number cited at the beginning of this notice, and may be submitted 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, Room 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., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Telephone: 1–800–647–2251. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42573 • Instructions: All submissions must include the docket number for this document. Please identify the collection of information for which a comment is provided by referencing the OMB Control Number, 2127–0635. 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 title 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:// DocketsInfo.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Christopher J. Wiacek, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W43– 474, NVS–122, Washington, DC 20590. Mr. Wiacek’s telephone number is (202) 366–4801. 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: (1) 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; (2) 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; (3) How to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (4) 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 E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 42574 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 173 / Friday, September 8, 2017 / Notices comments on the following collection of information: Title: Exemption for the Make Inoperative Prohibition. OMB Control Number: 2127–0635. Form Number: This collection of information uses no standard form. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection of information. Abstract: On February 27, 2001, NHTSA published a final rule (66 FR 12638) to facilitate the modification of motor vehicles so that persons with disabilities can drive or ride in them as passengers. In that final rule, the agency issued a limited exemption from a statutory provision that prohibits specified types of commercial entities from either removing safety equipment or features installed on motor vehicles pursuant to the Federal motor vehicle safety standards or altering the equipment or features so as to adversely affect their performance. The exemption is limited in that it allows repair businesses to modify only certain types of Federally-required safety equipment and features, under specified circumstances. The regulation is found at 49 CFR part 595 subpart C, ‘‘Vehicle Modifications to Accommodate People with Disabilities.’’ This final rule included two new ‘‘collections of information,’’ as that term is defined in 5 CFR part 1320 ‘‘Controlling Paperwork Burdens on the Public’’: Modifier identification and a document to be provided to the owner of the modified vehicle stating the exemptions used for that vehicle and any reduction in load carrying capacity of the vehicle of more than 100 kg (220 lbs). Modifiers who take advantage of the exemption created by this rule are required to furnish NHTSA with a written document providing the modifier’s name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that the modifier is availing itself of the exemption. The rule requires: ‘‘S595.6 Modifier Identification. (a) Any motor vehicle repair business that modifies a motor vehicle to enable a person with a disability to operate, or ride as a passenger in, the motor vehicle and intends to avail itself of the exemption provided in 49 CFR 595.7 shall furnish the information specified in paragraphs (a)(1) through (3) of this section to: Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590.1 1 The address of NHTSA has changed since 2001 and is now 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Washington, DC 20590. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Sep 07, 2017 Jkt 241001 (1) Full individual, partnership, or corporate name of the motor vehicle repair business. (2) Residence address of the motor vehicle repair business and State of incorporation if applicable. (3) A statement that the motor vehicle repair business modifies a motor vehicle to enable a person with a disability to operate, or ride as a passenger in, the motor vehicle and intends to avail itself of the exemption provided in 49 CFR 595.7. (b) Each motor vehicle repair business required to submit information under paragraph (a) of this section shall submit the information not later than August 27, 2001. After that date, each motor vehicle repair business that modifies a motor vehicle to enable a person with a disability to operate, or ride as a passenger in, the motor vehicle and intends to avail itself of the exemption provided in 49 CFR 595.7 shall submit the information required under paragraph (a) not later than 30 days after it first modifies a motor vehicle to enable a person with a disability to operate, or ride as a passenger in, the motor vehicle. Each motor vehicle repair business who has submitted required information shall keep its entry current, accurate and complete by submitting revised information not later than 30 days after the relevant changes in the business occur.’’ This requirement is a one-time submission unless changes are made to the business as described in paragraph (b). NHTSA estimates that there are currently 900 businesses making modifications to motor vehicles to accommodate persons with disabilities. Of those 900, we estimate 85 percent will need to use the exemptions provided by 49 CFR 595.7 (595 businesses). The initial registration of modifiers wishing to use the exemptions occurred in 2001. Based on letters received since then, we estimate that 90 businesses currently modifying vehicles will need to change their information or new registrants will elect to use the exemptions annually. We estimate the burden of new or changed registrations from 90 businesses each year of: 90 businesses × 10 minutes/business = 15 hours. We estimate the material cost associated with each submission to be 56 cents per responding business, or $50.04 nationwide annually. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by a person to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 needed to review instruction; develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information and disclosing and providing information; adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements; train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information. We seek comment on: 1. Is our estimate of 900 businesses engaged in vehicle modification to accommodate people with disabilities correct? 2. Are we correct in assuming that a maximum of 85 percent of those 900 businesses, or 765 businesses, will need to use the exemptions provided by 49 CFR 595.7? 3. Are our estimates of the burden hours and material cost of compliance with 49 CFR 595.6 reasonable? Modifiers who avail themselves of the exemptions in 49 CFR 595.7 are required to keep a record, for each applicable vehicle, listing which standards, or portions thereof, no longer comply with the Federal motor vehicle safety standards and to provide a copy to the owner of the vehicle modified (see 49 CFR 595.7(b) and (e) as published in the final rule). We estimate that: 1. There are approximately 5,000 vehicles modified for persons with disabilities per year by 900 businesses; 2 2. If 85 percent of the 900 businesses use the exemptions provided by 49 CFR 595.7, those 765 businesses will modify 4,383 vehicles annually; and 3. The burden for producing the record required by 49 CFR 595.7 in accordance with paragraph (e) for those vehicles will be 1,460 hours per year nationwide. In the final rule we anticipated that the least costly way for a repair business to comply with this portion of the new rule would be to annotate the vehicle modification invoice as to the exemption, if any, involved with each item on the invoice. The cost of preparing the invoice is not a portion of our burden calculation, as that preparation would be done in the normal course of business. The time needed to annotate the invoice, we estimate, is 20 minutes. Therefore, the burden hours for a full year are calculated as: 2 The agency does not require modifiers to submit information to us for every vehicle that is modified. Therefore, we have no exact count of the number of modifications made each year. E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 173 / Friday, September 8, 2017 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 4,383 vehicles × 20 minutes/vehicle = 1,460 hours. automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. This burden includes the calculation required by 49 CFR 595.7(e), but not the gathering of the information required for the calculation. That information would be gathered in the normal course of the vehicle modification. The only extra burden required by the rule is the calculation of the reduction in loading carrying capacity and conveying this information to the vehicle owner. Again, we are assuming that annotation on the invoice is the least burdensome way to accomplish this customer notification. There will be no additional material cost associated with compliance with this requirement since no additional materials need be used above those used to prepare the invoice in the normal course of business. We are assuming it is normal and customary in the course of vehicle modification business to prepare an invoice, to provide a copy of the invoice to the vehicle owner, and to keep a copy of the invoice for five years after the vehicle is delivered to the owner in finished form. We seek comment on whether our assumptions about the following are accurate: 1. The document required by 49 CFR 595.7(b) and specified in paragraph (e) will need to be prepared for approximately 4,383 vehicles modified nationwide per year, 2. Annotation of each vehicle modification invoice as to which exemptions were used will take an average of 20 minutes, and 3. It is normal in the course of vehicle modification business to prepare an invoice, to provide a copy of the invoice to the vehicle owner, and to keep a copy of the invoice for five years after the vehicle is delivered to the owner in finished form. Affected Public: Business or other for profit. Estimated Annual Burden: 1,475 hours, and $50.04. Estimated Number of Respondents: 765. 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 Raymond R. Posten, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Sep 07, 2017 Jkt 241001 [FR Doc. 2017–19016 Filed 9–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2017–0047] Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Request for extension of a currently approved collection of information. AGENCY: This notice solicits public comments on continuation of the requirements for the collection of information on safety standards. 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 reinstatement of previously approved collections. This document describes a collection of labeling information on four Federal motor vehicle safety standards, for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. The labeling requirements include brake fluid warning, glazing labeling, and safety belt labeling. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 7, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by the DOT Docket ID Number above) 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., Washington, DC 20590 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42575 Regardless of how you submit your comments, you should mention the docket number of this document. You may call the Docket at (202) 366–9324. Please identify the proposed collection of information for which a comment is provided, by referencing its OMB clearance Number. It is requested, but not required, that two copies of the comment be provided. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. 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). Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov or the street address listed above. Follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Complete copies of each request for collection of information may be obtained at no charge from Ms. Lori Summers, U.S. Department of Transportation, NHTSA, Room W43– 320, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Mrs. Summers’ telephone number is (202) 366–4917 and fax number is (202) 366–7002. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before a proposed collection of information is submitted to OMB for approval, Federal agencies 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; SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket Number NHTSA-2016-0133]


Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements

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

ACTION: Request for public comment on extension of a currently approved 
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 reinstatement of previously approved collections. This 
document describes an existing collection of information for an 
existing regulation for the aftermarket modification of vehicles to 
accommodate people with disabilities, for which NHTSA intends to seek 
renewed OMB approval.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 7, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Comments must refer to the docket number cited at the 
beginning of this notice, and may be submitted 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, Room 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., Washington, DC 20590, between 
9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays. Telephone: 1-800-647-2251.
     Instructions: All submissions must include the docket 
number for this document. Please identify the collection of information 
for which a comment is provided by referencing the OMB Control Number, 
2127-0635. 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 title 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://DocketsInfo.dot.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Christopher J. Wiacek, NHTSA, 1200 
New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W43-474, NVS-122, Washington, DC 20590. Mr. 
Wiacek's telephone number is (202) 366-4801.

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:
    (1) 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;
    (2) 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;
    (3) How to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected;
    (4) 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

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comments on the following collection of information:
    Title: Exemption for the Make Inoperative Prohibition.
    OMB Control Number: 2127-0635.
    Form Number: This collection of information uses no standard form.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection of 
information.
    Abstract: On February 27, 2001, NHTSA published a final rule (66 FR 
12638) to facilitate the modification of motor vehicles so that persons 
with disabilities can drive or ride in them as passengers. In that 
final rule, the agency issued a limited exemption from a statutory 
provision that prohibits specified types of commercial entities from 
either removing safety equipment or features installed on motor 
vehicles pursuant to the Federal motor vehicle safety standards or 
altering the equipment or features so as to adversely affect their 
performance. The exemption is limited in that it allows repair 
businesses to modify only certain types of Federally-required safety 
equipment and features, under specified circumstances. The regulation 
is found at 49 CFR part 595 subpart C, ``Vehicle Modifications to 
Accommodate People with Disabilities.''
    This final rule included two new ``collections of information,'' as 
that term is defined in 5 CFR part 1320 ``Controlling Paperwork Burdens 
on the Public'': Modifier identification and a document to be provided 
to the owner of the modified vehicle stating the exemptions used for 
that vehicle and any reduction in load carrying capacity of the vehicle 
of more than 100 kg (220 lbs).
    Modifiers who take advantage of the exemption created by this rule 
are required to furnish NHTSA with a written document providing the 
modifier's name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that 
the modifier is availing itself of the exemption. The rule requires:

``S595.6 Modifier Identification.

    (a) Any motor vehicle repair business that modifies a motor vehicle 
to enable a person with a disability to operate, or ride as a passenger 
in, the motor vehicle and intends to avail itself of the exemption 
provided in 49 CFR 595.7 shall furnish the information specified in 
paragraphs (a)(1) through (3) of this section to: Administrator, 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20590.\1\
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    (1) Full individual, partnership, or corporate name of the motor 
vehicle repair business.
    (2) Residence address of the motor vehicle repair business and 
State of incorporation if applicable.
    (3) A statement that the motor vehicle repair business modifies a 
motor vehicle to enable a person with a disability to operate, or ride 
as a passenger in, the motor vehicle and intends to avail itself of the 
exemption provided in 49 CFR 595.7.
    (b) Each motor vehicle repair business required to submit 
information under paragraph (a) of this section shall submit the 
information not later than August 27, 2001. After that date, each motor 
vehicle repair business that modifies a motor vehicle to enable a 
person with a disability to operate, or ride as a passenger in, the 
motor vehicle and intends to avail itself of the exemption provided in 
49 CFR 595.7 shall submit the information required under paragraph (a) 
not later than 30 days after it first modifies a motor vehicle to 
enable a person with a disability to operate, or ride as a passenger 
in, the motor vehicle. Each motor vehicle repair business who has 
submitted required information shall keep its entry current, accurate 
and complete by submitting revised information not later than 30 days 
after the relevant changes in the business occur.''

    This requirement is a one-time submission unless changes are made 
to the business as described in paragraph (b). NHTSA estimates that 
there are currently 900 businesses making modifications to motor 
vehicles to accommodate persons with disabilities. Of those 900, we 
estimate 85 percent will need to use the exemptions provided by 49 CFR 
595.7 (595 businesses). The initial registration of modifiers wishing 
to use the exemptions occurred in 2001. Based on letters received since 
then, we estimate that 90 businesses currently modifying vehicles will 
need to change their information or new registrants will elect to use 
the exemptions annually. We estimate the burden of new or changed 
registrations from 90 businesses each year of:

90 businesses x 10 minutes/business = 15 hours.

    We estimate the material cost associated with each submission to be 
56 cents per responding business, or $50.04 nationwide annually.
    Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources 
expended by a person to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide 
information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed 
to review instruction; develop, acquire, install, and utilize 
technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and 
verifying information, processing and maintaining information and 
disclosing and providing information; adjust the existing ways to 
comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements; 
train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; 
and transmit or otherwise disclose the information.
    We seek comment on:
    1. Is our estimate of 900 businesses engaged in vehicle 
modification to accommodate people with disabilities correct?
    2. Are we correct in assuming that a maximum of 85 percent of those 
900 businesses, or 765 businesses, will need to use the exemptions 
provided by 49 CFR 595.7?
    3. Are our estimates of the burden hours and material cost of 
compliance with 49 CFR 595.6 reasonable?
    Modifiers who avail themselves of the exemptions in 49 CFR 595.7 
are required to keep a record, for each applicable vehicle, listing 
which standards, or portions thereof, no longer comply with the Federal 
motor vehicle safety standards and to provide a copy to the owner of 
the vehicle modified (see 49 CFR 595.7(b) and (e) as published in the 
final rule).
    We estimate that:
    1. There are approximately 5,000 vehicles modified for persons with 
disabilities per year by 900 businesses; \2\
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to us for every vehicle that is modified. Therefore, we have no 
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    2. If 85 percent of the 900 businesses use the exemptions provided 
by 49 CFR 595.7, those 765 businesses will modify 4,383 vehicles 
annually; and
    3. The burden for producing the record required by 49 CFR 595.7 in 
accordance with paragraph (e) for those vehicles will be 1,460 hours 
per year nationwide.
    In the final rule we anticipated that the least costly way for a 
repair business to comply with this portion of the new rule would be to 
annotate the vehicle modification invoice as to the exemption, if any, 
involved with each item on the invoice. The cost of preparing the 
invoice is not a portion of our burden calculation, as that preparation 
would be done in the normal course of business. The time needed to 
annotate the invoice, we estimate, is 20 minutes. Therefore, the burden 
hours for a full year are calculated as:


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4,383 vehicles x 20 minutes/vehicle = 1,460 hours.

    This burden includes the calculation required by 49 CFR 595.7(e), 
but not the gathering of the information required for the calculation. 
That information would be gathered in the normal course of the vehicle 
modification. The only extra burden required by the rule is the 
calculation of the reduction in loading carrying capacity and conveying 
this information to the vehicle owner. Again, we are assuming that 
annotation on the invoice is the least burdensome way to accomplish 
this customer notification.
    There will be no additional material cost associated with 
compliance with this requirement since no additional materials need be 
used above those used to prepare the invoice in the normal course of 
business. We are assuming it is normal and customary in the course of 
vehicle modification business to prepare an invoice, to provide a copy 
of the invoice to the vehicle owner, and to keep a copy of the invoice 
for five years after the vehicle is delivered to the owner in finished 
form.
    We seek comment on whether our assumptions about the following are 
accurate:
    1. The document required by 49 CFR 595.7(b) and specified in 
paragraph (e) will need to be prepared for approximately 4,383 vehicles 
modified nationwide per year,
    2. Annotation of each vehicle modification invoice as to which 
exemptions were used will take an average of 20 minutes, and
    3. It is normal in the course of vehicle modification business to 
prepare an invoice, to provide a copy of the invoice to the vehicle 
owner, and to keep a copy of the invoice for five years after the 
vehicle is delivered to the owner in finished form.
    Affected Public: Business or other for profit.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 1,475 hours, and $50.04.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 765.
    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.

Raymond R. Posten,
Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.
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