Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of an Approved Information Collection: Motor Carrier Records Change Form, 50481-50482 [2017-23693]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 209 / Tuesday, October 31, 2017 / Notices they are not a federally registered lobbyist. Issued in Hawthorne, CA, on October 26, 2017. Keith Lusk Program Manager, Special Programs Staff, Western-Pacific Region. [FR Doc. 2017–23672 Filed 10–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2017–0267] Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of an Approved Information Collection: Motor Carrier Records Change Form 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. The purpose of this ICR titled ‘‘Motor Carrier Records Change Form,’’ is to more efficiently collect information the Office of Registration and Safety Information (MC–RS) requires to process name and address changes and reinstatements of operating authority. DATES: We must receive your comments on or before January 2, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2017–0267 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, 20590– 0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12– 140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, 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, asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Oct 30, 2017 Jkt 244001 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: 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 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/pdfE8794.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 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: Jeff Secrist, Division Chief, East-South Division, FMCSA Office of Registration and Safety Information, FMCSA, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: (202) 385–2367; email jeff.secrist@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: FMCSA registers for-hire motor carriers under 49 U.S.C. 13902, surface freight forwarders under 49 U.S.C. 13903, and property brokers under 49 U.S.C. 13904. Each registration is effective from the date specified under 49 U.S.C. 13905(c). 49 CFR part 365.413 states for-hire motor carriers, brokers and freight forwarders are required to notify MC–RS when they change the name or form of business. Currently, the name change request can be filed online through the Licensing and Insurance (L&I) Web site, or companies can fax or mail a letter requesting either name or address PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50481 changes. Carriers can also request reinstatement of a revoked operating authority either via fax or online via the L&I Web site. About 39% of name change, address change, and reinstatement requests are received by mail; 38% are filed online; and 23% are filed by faxing a request letter to MC– RS. The information collected is then entered in the L&I database by FMCSA staff. This enables FMCSA to maintain up-to-date records so that the agency can recognize the entity in question in case of enforcement actions or other procedures required to ensure that the carrier is fit, willing and able to provide for-hire transportation services, and so that entities whose authority has been revoked can resume operation if they are not otherwise blocked from doing so. This multi-purpose form simplifies the process of gathering the information needed to process the entities’ requests in a timely manner, with the least amount of effort for all parties involved. This multi-purpose form is filed by registrants on a voluntary, as-needed basis. This multi-purpose form is on the FMCSA Web site so entities could access and print/fax/email the form to MC–RS. The form prompts users to report the following data points (whichever are relevant to their records change request): 1. What are the legal/doing business as (dba) names of the entity/ representative? 2. What is the contact information of entity/representatives (phone number, address, fax number, email address)? 3. What are the requested changes to name or address of entity? 4. What is the docket MC/MX/FX number of the entity? 5. What is the US DOT number of the entity? 6. Is there any change in ownership, management or control of the entity? 7. What kind of changes is the entity making to the company? 8. Which authority does the entity/ representative wish to reinstate, motor carrier or broker? 9. Does the entity/representative authorize the fee for the name change or reinstatement? 10. Does the entity/representative authorize the reinstatement of operating authority or name/address change? 11. What is the credit card information (name, number, expiration date, address, date) for the card used to pay the fee? Title: Motor Carrier Records Change Form. OMB Control Number: 2126–0060. Type of Request: Renewal collection. Respondents: For-hire motor carriers, brokers and freight forwarders. E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 50482 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 209 / Tuesday, October 31, 2017 / Notices Estimated Number of Respondents: 44,900. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes per response. Expiration Date: July 31, 2018. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 11,225 hours [44,900 annual responses × 0.25 hours = 11,225]. 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 delegated in 49 CFR 1.87 on: October 24, 2017. G. Kelly Regal, Associate Administrator, Office of Research and Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2017–23693 Filed 10–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2017–0277] Hours of Service of Drivers: Application for Exemption; Hub Group Trucking Inc. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of application for exemption; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces that the Hub Group Trucking Inc. (HGT) has requested an exemption from the electronic logging device (ELD) requirements to permit an alternative grandfather period for any commercial motor vehicles added to HGT’s fleet after the December 18, 2017, compliance date. HGT reports that all of its 2,700 trucks are equipped with automatic onboard recording devices (AOBRDs) and it expects to add at least 160 trucks to its fleet in 2018. If the exemption is granted it would allow HGT to equip the additional trucks with AOBRDs instead of the required ELDs until the company’s full transition to ELDs can be accomplished. HGT is confident that its AOBRD-compliant approach between December 18, 2017, and its full asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Oct 30, 2017 Jkt 244001 transition to ELDs by the end of 2018, would achieve a level of safety that is at least equivalent to the level of safety that would be obtained by strict compliance with a mixed AOBRD–ELD fleet. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 30, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Number FMCSA–2017–0277 by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. See the Public Participation and Request for Comments section below for further information. • 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., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251 • Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket number for this notice. Note that DOT posts all comments received without change to www.regulations.gov, including any personal information included in a comment. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to www.regulations.gov at any time or visit Room W12–140 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The online FDMS is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information concerning this notice, contact Mr. Tom Yager, Chief, FMCSA Driver and Carrier Operations Division; Office of Carrier, Driver and Vehicle Safety Standards; Telephone: 614–942– 6477. Email: MCPSD@dot.gov. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Docket Services, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I. Public Participation and Request for Comments FMCSA encourages you to participate by submitting comments and related materials. Submitting Comments If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this notice (FMCSA–2017–0277), indicate the specific section of this document to which the comment applies, and provide a reason for suggestions or recommendations. You may submit your comments and material online or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. FMCSA recommends that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a phone number in the body of your document so the Agency can contact you if it has questions regarding your submission. To submit your comments online, go to www.regulations.gov and put the docket number, ‘‘FMCSA–2017–0277’’ in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box, and click ‘‘Search.’’ When the new screen appears, click on ‘‘Comment Now!’’ button and type your comment into the text box in the following screen. Choose whether you are submitting your comment as an individual or on behalf of a third party and then submit. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. FMCSA will consider all comments and material received during the comment period and may grant or not grant this application based on your comments. II. Legal Basis FMCSA has authority under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315 to grant exemptions from certain parts of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). FMCSA must publish a notice of each exemption request in the Federal Register (49 CFR 381.315(a)). The Agency must provide the public an opportunity to inspect the information relevant to the application, including any safety analyses that have been conducted. The Agency must also provide an opportunity for public comment on the request. The Agency reviews safety analyses and public comments submitted, and determines whether granting the exemption would likely achieve a level of safety equivalent to, or greater than, E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 209 (Tuesday, October 31, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2017-0267]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of an Approved 
Information Collection: Motor Carrier Records Change Form

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. The purpose of this ICR 
titled ``Motor Carrier Records Change Form,'' is to more efficiently 
collect information the Office of Registration and Safety Information 
(MC-RS) requires to process name and address changes and reinstatements 
of operating authority.

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before January 2, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA-2017-0267 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, 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building, Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, 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: 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 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: Jeff Secrist, Division Chief, East-
South Division, FMCSA Office of Registration and Safety Information, 
FMCSA, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, 
DC 20590. Telephone: (202) 385-2367; email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: FMCSA registers for-hire motor carriers under 49 U.S.C. 
13902, surface freight forwarders under 49 U.S.C. 13903, and property 
brokers under 49 U.S.C. 13904. Each registration is effective from the 
date specified under 49 U.S.C. 13905(c). 49 CFR part 365.413 states 
for-hire motor carriers, brokers and freight forwarders are required to 
notify MC-RS when they change the name or form of business. Currently, 
the name change request can be filed online through the Licensing and 
Insurance (L&I) Web site, or companies can fax or mail a letter 
requesting either name or address changes. Carriers can also request 
reinstatement of a revoked operating authority either via fax or online 
via the L&I Web site. About 39% of name change, address change, and 
reinstatement requests are received by mail; 38% are filed online; and 
23% are filed by faxing a request letter to MC-RS. The information 
collected is then entered in the L&I database by FMCSA staff. This 
enables FMCSA to maintain up-to-date records so that the agency can 
recognize the entity in question in case of enforcement actions or 
other procedures required to ensure that the carrier is fit, willing 
and able to provide for-hire transportation services, and so that 
entities whose authority has been revoked can resume operation if they 
are not otherwise blocked from doing so. This multi-purpose form 
simplifies the process of gathering the information needed to process 
the entities' requests in a timely manner, with the least amount of 
effort for all parties involved. This multi-purpose form is filed by 
registrants on a voluntary, as-needed basis. This multi-purpose form is 
on the FMCSA Web site so entities could access and print/fax/email the 
form to MC-RS.
    The form prompts users to report the following data points 
(whichever are relevant to their records change request):
    1. What are the legal/doing business as (dba) names of the entity/
representative?
    2. What is the contact information of entity/representatives (phone 
number, address, fax number, email address)?
    3. What are the requested changes to name or address of entity?
    4. What is the docket MC/MX/FX number of the entity?
    5. What is the US DOT number of the entity?
    6. Is there any change in ownership, management or control of the 
entity?
    7. What kind of changes is the entity making to the company?
    8. Which authority does the entity/representative wish to 
reinstate, motor carrier or broker?
    9. Does the entity/representative authorize the fee for the name 
change or reinstatement?
    10. Does the entity/representative authorize the reinstatement of 
operating authority or name/address change?
    11. What is the credit card information (name, number, expiration 
date, address, date) for the card used to pay the fee?
    Title: Motor Carrier Records Change Form.
    OMB Control Number: 2126-0060.
    Type of Request: Renewal collection.
    Respondents: For-hire motor carriers, brokers and freight 
forwarders.

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    Estimated Number of Respondents: 44,900.
    Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes per response.
    Expiration Date: July 31, 2018.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 11,225 hours [44,900 annual 
responses x 0.25 hours = 11,225].
    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 delegated in 49 CFR 1.87 on: October 
24, 2017.
G. Kelly Regal,
Associate Administrator, Office of Research and Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2017-23693 Filed 10-30-17; 8:45 am]
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