Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements, 50938-50939 [2017-23867]

Download as PDF 50938 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 211 / Thursday, November 2, 2017 / Notices Comments must be submitted on or before December 4, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, within 30 days, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention NHTSA Desk Officer. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Kathy J. Sifrit, Office of Behavioral Safety Research (NPD–320), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W46–472, Washington, DC 20590. Dr. Sifrit’s phone number is 202–366–0868, and her email address is kathy.sifrit@ dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Older Driver Rearview Video Systems. Type of Request: New information collection requirement. Abstract: A 2014 final rule by NHTSA requires rear visibility technology in all new vehicles under 10,000 pounds by May 2018, but the anticipated safety gains strongly depend on the extent to which drivers understand and use the technology as intended. The purpose of this study is to assess the driving performance of adults 60 and older using traditional mirrors as compared to using a rearview video system (RVS) during backing tasks; and to develop, implement, and assess the effectiveness of an RVS training protocol. Study staff will invite drivers 60 and older from residential communities, senior centers, and/or service or faithbased organizations in southeast Pennsylvania to a public meeting to describe the opportunity including inclusion and exclusion criteria. The project plans to recruit a total of 200 participants for the study: 80 for Segment 1 and 120 for Segment 2. Segment 1 participants will complete a series of backing tasks in an instrumented vehicle as directed by a driving evaluator. The 120 participants assigned to Segment 2 will complete a 30-minute training session, which will be based on participant errors and comments during Segment 1, before completing the backing tasks in the same manner as the Segment 1 participants. Participants will receive compensation for study participation at the completion of the backing tasks. Findings will provide information about whether people ages 60 and older differ in backing performance when using RVS versus traditional inside traditional mirrors, which elements of RVS use are particularly difficult for this cohort, and whether RVS training improves older drivers’ ability to use RVS to avoid obstacles while backing. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:28 Nov 01, 2017 Jkt 244001 NHTSA will use the information to inform recommendations to the public regarding backing practices for the purpose of reducing crashes. Affected Public: Participants will include 200 licensed drivers 60 and older. Estimated Total Annual Burden: The total burden for data collection would be 360 hours. Comments are invited 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 Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (iii) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) 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. A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication of this notice. Authority: 44 U.S.C. Section 3506(c)(2)(A). Issued in Washington, DC, on October 30, 2017. Jeff Michael, Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development. [FR Doc. 2017–23871 Filed 11–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [U.S. DOT Docket No. NHTSA–2017–0087] Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Request for public comment on proposed collection of information. AGENCY: Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from 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 reinstatements of previously approved collections. This document describes a collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comments must be received on or before January 2, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments [identified by DOT Docket No. NHTSA– 2017–0087] by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Telephone: 1–800–647–5527. • Fax: 202–493–2251. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and docket number for this proposed collection of information. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78) or you may visit http:// docketsinfo.dot.gov/. 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: Ms. Laurie Flaherty, Office of Emergency Medical Services, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., NPD–400, Room W44–322, Washington, DC 20590. (202) 366–2705. laurie.flaherty@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before an agency submits a proposed collection of information to OMB for approval, it must 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 DATES: E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 211 / Thursday, November 2, 2017 / Notices promulgated regulations describing what must be included in such a document. Under OMB’s regulations (at 5 CFR 1320.8(d)), an agency must ask for public comment on the following: (i) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) How to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) How to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. In compliance with these requirements, NHTSA asks public comment on the following proposed collection of information: Title: Medical Directors Workforce Assessment. OMB Control Number: N/A. Form Number: This collection of information uses no standard forms, but will utilize a Web-based, data reporting/ collection tool. Type of Review: New information collection. Abstract: With over 50,000 separate Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies and fire departments providing care to millions of patients each year, a clear description of the training and backgrounds of those who provide medical direction of EMS services in the U.S. is surprisingly not available. An estimated 8,500 medical directors serve 20,000 EMS agencies and 30,000 fire departments across the country. Public Safety Answering Points that answer 911 calls and provide emergency medical dispatch, aeromedical services, mass gathering events such as marathons and concerts, and police departments and their special operations teams also require medical directors if their personnel provide emergency care or instruction. Despite a growing number of trained and now boarded certified EMS physicians, prehospital medical direction faces several obstacles and unknowns. Currently data is difficult to identify, but many medical directors are thought to be from several specialties such as family practice, internal medicine, and surgery and have little or no EMS experience. In addition, individuals VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:28 Nov 01, 2017 Jkt 244001 serving as EMS directors have varying degrees of involvement with their services. Medical directors’ compensation, legal protections, involvement in research, and education are also largely unknown. Knowing more about the population of EMS medical directors in the United States would create several benefits. Defining this groups’ demographics, qualifications, number, types and sizes of agencies served, and their financial compensation and legal protections is critical to determining trends of employment, identifying professional and training needs, recognizing barriers for medical directors, and directing policy and advocacy efforts. Collecting this data is essential for improving EMS medical direction across the nation and the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) and other federal departments would benefit from understanding its prehospital medical leadership from a national preparedness perspective. The goal of the Medical Directors Workforce Assessment is to investigate and define key attributes of EMS and 911 medical directors across the United States in order to create a national picture of prehospital medical direction. The data will be used to establish an Emergency Medical Services Medical Director Workforce Assessment (EMSMDWA), which can guide future policy and investment in activities to support the improvement of preshospital medical direction. Affected Public: Under this proposed effort, the respondents would voluntarily submit data described above utilizing a Web-based data collection tool. Reporting entities are EMS and 911 Medical Directors of state and local EMS and 911 systems. The total maximum number of respondents is estimated 350. Estimated Number of Respondents: Under this proposed effort, several forums and organizations known for medical director involvement will be targeted by the Office of EMS, to respond to an online survey being developed by the National Association of EMS Physicians, under the terms of a cooperative agreement (DTNH22–16– H–00007). The total number of respondents is estimated at 350. This is a one-time survey and no annual or second survey is planned at this time. Frequency: The reporting entities will be requested to submit data once, using the described Web-based tool. Number of Responses: The total maximum number of responses is estimated at 350. Estimated Total Burden: NHTSA estimates that the time required to submit the data described utilizing the PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 50939 Web-based tool will be one hour (no advance preparation, one hour of entry to Web site) per reporting entity, for a total of 350 hours for all entities. The respondents would not incur any reporting costs from the information collection beyond the time it takes to populate the Web-based data collection tool. The respondents also would not incur any recordkeeping burden or recordkeeping costs from the information collection. The total estimated costs to respondents or record-keepers are based on the following: • The total hour burden of the collection of information equaling 350 hours. • Respondents will be EMS and 911 Medical Directors at of State, local, territorial, and tribal EMS and 911 systems. To estimate reasonable staff expenses to respond to this information collection, the Agencies reviewed the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Outlook Handbook and determined that the Physicians and Surgeons description closely aligns with the positions of personnel responsible for completing this request. BLS lists a median salary of $208,000 per year amounting to $100.00 per hour. There are no capital, start-up, or annual operation and maintenance costs involved in the collection of information. • Total cost based on hour’s burden equals $35,000.00. 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 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, on October 30, 2017. Jeff Michael, Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development. [FR Doc. 2017–23867 Filed 11–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[U.S. DOT Docket No. NHTSA-2017-0087]


Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements

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

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

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SUMMARY: Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from 
the public, it must receive approval from 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 reinstatements of 
previously approved collections. This document describes a collection 
of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 2, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments [identified by DOT Docket No. NHTSA-
2017-0087] by any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility: U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays. Telephone: 1-800-647-5527.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and 
docket number for this proposed collection of information. Note that 
all comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. 
Please see the Privacy Act heading below.
    Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all 
comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's 
complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on 
April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477-78) or you may visit http://docketsinfo.dot.gov/.
    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: Ms. Laurie Flaherty, Office of 
Emergency Medical Services, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE., NPD-400, Room W44-322, Washington, DC 20590. (202) 366-
2705. laurie.flaherty@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
before an agency submits a proposed collection of information to OMB 
for approval, it must 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

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promulgated regulations describing what must be included in such a 
document. Under OMB's regulations (at 5 CFR 1320.8(d)), an agency must 
ask for public comment on the following:
    (i) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility;
    (ii) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    (iii) How to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    (iv) How to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submissions of responses. In compliance with these requirements, NHTSA 
asks public comment on the following proposed collection of 
information:
    Title: Medical Directors Workforce Assessment.
    OMB Control Number: N/A.
    Form Number: This collection of information uses no standard forms, 
but will utilize a Web-based, data reporting/collection tool.
    Type of Review: New information collection.
    Abstract: With over 50,000 separate Emergency Medical Services 
(EMS) agencies and fire departments providing care to millions of 
patients each year, a clear description of the training and backgrounds 
of those who provide medical direction of EMS services in the U.S. is 
surprisingly not available. An estimated 8,500 medical directors serve 
20,000 EMS agencies and 30,000 fire departments across the country.
    Public Safety Answering Points that answer 911 calls and provide 
emergency medical dispatch, aeromedical services, mass gathering events 
such as marathons and concerts, and police departments and their 
special operations teams also require medical directors if their 
personnel provide emergency care or instruction. Despite a growing 
number of trained and now boarded certified EMS physicians, prehospital 
medical direction faces several obstacles and unknowns. Currently data 
is difficult to identify, but many medical directors are thought to be 
from several specialties such as family practice, internal medicine, 
and surgery and have little or no EMS experience. In addition, 
individuals serving as EMS directors have varying degrees of 
involvement with their services. Medical directors' compensation, legal 
protections, involvement in research, and education are also largely 
unknown.
    Knowing more about the population of EMS medical directors in the 
United States would create several benefits. Defining this groups' 
demographics, qualifications, number, types and sizes of agencies 
served, and their financial compensation and legal protections is 
critical to determining trends of employment, identifying professional 
and training needs, recognizing barriers for medical directors, and 
directing policy and advocacy efforts. Collecting this data is 
essential for improving EMS medical direction across the nation and the 
National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) and other federal 
departments would benefit from understanding its prehospital medical 
leadership from a national preparedness perspective.
    The goal of the Medical Directors Workforce Assessment is to 
investigate and define key attributes of EMS and 911 medical directors 
across the United States in order to create a national picture of 
prehospital medical direction. The data will be used to establish an 
Emergency Medical Services Medical Director Workforce Assessment 
(EMSMDWA), which can guide future policy and investment in activities 
to support the improvement of preshospital medical direction.
    Affected Public: Under this proposed effort, the respondents would 
voluntarily submit data described above utilizing a Web-based data 
collection tool. Reporting entities are EMS and 911 Medical Directors 
of state and local EMS and 911 systems. The total maximum number of 
respondents is estimated 350.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: Under this proposed effort, 
several forums and organizations known for medical director involvement 
will be targeted by the Office of EMS, to respond to an online survey 
being developed by the National Association of EMS Physicians, under 
the terms of a cooperative agreement (DTNH22-16-H-00007). The total 
number of respondents is estimated at 350. This is a one-time survey 
and no annual or second survey is planned at this time.
    Frequency: The reporting entities will be requested to submit data 
once, using the described Web-based tool.
    Number of Responses: The total maximum number of responses is 
estimated at 350.
    Estimated Total Burden: NHTSA estimates that the time required to 
submit the data described utilizing the Web-based tool will be one hour 
(no advance preparation, one hour of entry to Web site) per reporting 
entity, for a total of 350 hours for all entities. The respondents 
would not incur any reporting costs from the information collection 
beyond the time it takes to populate the Web-based data collection 
tool. The respondents also would not incur any recordkeeping burden or 
recordkeeping costs from the information collection.
    The total estimated costs to respondents or record-keepers are 
based on the following:
     The total hour burden of the collection of information 
equaling 350 hours.
     Respondents will be EMS and 911 Medical Directors at of 
State, local, territorial, and tribal EMS and 911 systems. To estimate 
reasonable staff expenses to respond to this information collection, 
the Agencies reviewed the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational 
Outlook Handbook and determined that the Physicians and Surgeons 
description closely aligns with the positions of personnel responsible 
for completing this request. BLS lists a median salary of $208,000 per 
year amounting to $100.00 per hour. There are no capital, start-up, or 
annual operation and maintenance costs involved in the collection of 
information.
     Total cost based on hour's burden equals $35,000.00.
    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 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, on October 30, 2017.
Jeff Michael,
Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development.
[FR Doc. 2017-23867 Filed 11-1-17; 8:45 am]
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