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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 211 / Thursday, November 2, 2017 / Notices the facts do not appear to warrant a hearing. If any interested parties desire an opportunity for oral comment and a public hearing, they should notify FRA, in writing, before the end of the comment period and specify the basis for their request. All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the appropriate docket number and may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Web site: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Operations Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Communications received by December 18, 2017 will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. 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[FR Doc. 2017–23842 Filed 11–1–17; 8:45 am] asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2017–0100] Petition for Waiver of Compliance Under part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this provides the public notice that by an undated VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:28 Nov 01, 2017 Jkt 244001 letter received on June 9, 2017, Arizona Eastern Railway (AZER) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR part 232, Brake System Safety Standards for Freight and Other Non-Passenger Trains and Equipment; End-of-Train Devices. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2017–0100. In its petition, AZER requests a waiver of compliance from the requirement of 49 CFR 232.215, Transfer train brake tests, at its Clifton Yard in Clifton, AZ. AZER currently conducts a transfer train air brake test after doubling outbound rail cars together at the Clifton Yard. Due to an increase in AZER’s traffic in Clifton, train size has increased from 25 to 40 cars, resulting in the blocking of multiple public grade crossings for an extended period of time while conducting air brake tests. AZER proposes to perform a Class III air brake test per 49 CFR 232.211 on rail cars doubled in Clifton and operate six miles to the AZER yard at South Siding, where the train will be profiled and receive a Class I air brake test under 49 CFR 232.205. AZER states its proposal would relieve vehicle congestion on Coronado Blvd. in Clifton, which would allow for better emergency access. A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for review online at www.regulations.gov and in person at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Docket Operations Facility, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Operations Facility is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings by submitting written views, data, or comments. FRA does not anticipate scheduling a public hearing in connection with these proceedings since the facts do not appear to warrant a hearing. If any interested parties desire an opportunity for oral comment and a public hearing, they should notify FRA, in writing, before the end of the comment period and specify the basis for their request. All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the appropriate docket number and may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Web site: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50937 • Mail: Docket Operations Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Communications received by December 18, 2017 will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered if practicable. Anyone can search the electronic form of any written communications and comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the document, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its processes. 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 https://www.transportation.gov/privacy. See also https://www.regulations.gov/ privacyNotice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov. Issued in Washington, DC, on October 26, 2017. John K. Alexy, Director, Office of Safety Analysis. [FR Doc. 2017–23844 Filed 11–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The agency did not receive comments on the Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period published on July 20, 2017. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1 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

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency 
Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) 
abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of 
the information collection and its expected burden. The agency did not 
receive comments on the Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment 
period published on July 20, 2017.

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DATES: 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 faith-based 
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. 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.
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