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Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 55920 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 225 / Friday, November 24, 2017 / Notices and 1990. This unit has safety glass in all cab windows, but they are marked in accordance with DOD standards. 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. • 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 January 8, 2018 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.). Under 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/ VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Nov 22, 2017 Jkt 244001 privacyNotice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov. Issued in Washington, DC. Robert C. Lauby, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–25363 Filed 11–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping 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 the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below will be submitted 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. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting public comments on the following information collection was published on July 17, 2017. DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 26, 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 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. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Visual Scanning Training for Older Drivers. Type of Request: New information collection requirement. Abstract: Older adults comprise an increasing proportion of the driving population and exposure-based analyses have consistently shown increased rates of crash involvement for drivers as they age into their 70’s, 80’s and beyond. Studies have identified particular situations where older drivers are most at risk, including navigating PO 00000 Frm 00122 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 intersections and merging. These tasks share attributes of elevated demand on visual search and visual attention skills. The visual scanning training protocol that is the focus of this study was designed to be delivered in one-on-one sessions by a generalist occupational therapist (OT) in a clinical setting, targeting visual field expansion, simultaneous processing of multiple visual stimuli, and ocular skill (visual search routine) exercises. A preliminary analysis of the training’s effectiveness was provided through performance of the NHTSA study, ‘‘Validation of Rehabilitation Training Programs for Older Drivers’’ (See DOT HS 811 749, April 2013). While these results were encouraging, the sample size was small and the research team, program developer and NHTSA all agreed that additional evidence was needed before widespread promotion of this intervention might be warranted. That is the focus of the proposed research. Study staff will invite drivers 70 and older from a continuing care retirement community to a public meeting to describe the opportunity including inclusion and exclusion criteria. The project plans to recruit a total of 90 participants for the study. Participants will be randomly assigned to either a visual scanning training program (a series of four one-hour one-on-one training sessions) or to a control (placebo) activity for the same number of hours as the visual training protocol. All participants will undergo three, onehour on-road evaluations by a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist (CDRS) over the course of the study: One before training, one immediately after training, and a final evaluation three months after training. The CDRS will provide instructions about what route to follow and will score how safely the participant drives using standard procedures and criteria that are broadly accepted in the profession. The CDRS scores will be used to determine the effectiveness of the training protocol relative to the control (placebo) group. Following training, the 45 study participants enrolled in the visual scanning training group will complete a brief questionnaire to determine whether they believe the training will help them to be a safer driver, whether they would recommend the training to friends or relatives, and what they would pay for such training. The training feedback, as well as the CDRS road test scores, will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the training. Following the second and third evaluations, each study participant will E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 225 / Friday, November 24, 2017 / Notices receive a $100 gift card as compensation for his/her participation. Findings will provide information about whether this training program improves the driving performance of drivers 70 and older, and whether they find the training acceptable. NHTSA will use the information to inform recommendations to the public, and particularly to the OT community, regarding this training program. Affected Public: Participants will include 90 licensed drivers 70 and older. Estimated Total Annual Burden: The total burden for data collection would be 690 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 November 20, 2017. Jeff Michael, Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development. [FR Doc. 2017–25401 Filed 11–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans, Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans will meet on December 12–14, 2017, at the Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Sonny Montgomery Conference Room 230, Washington, DC. On December 12th the session will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m.; on December 13th the session will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m.; and on December 14th, the session will begin at 8:00 a.m. and VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Nov 22, 2017 Jkt 244001 adjourn at 1:00 p.m. This meeting is open to the public. The purposes of the Committee are to: Advise the Secretary on the administration of VA benefits and services to minority Veterans; assess the needs of minority Veterans; and evaluate whether VA compensation, medical and rehabilitation services, outreach, and other programs are meeting those needs. The Committee makes recommendations to the Secretary regarding such activities. On December 12, the Committee will receive briefings and updates from the Center for Minority Veterans, National Cemetery Administration, Suicide Prevention, Veterans Experience Office, and Veterans Benefits Administration. On December 13, the Committee will receive briefings and updates from the Board of Veterans Appeals, Office of Accountability & Whistleblower Protection, Choice Program/Community Care, Mental Health, Veterans Health Administration, Office of Rural Health, Million Veteran Program, and Women’s Health Services. On December 14, the Committee will receive a briefing and update on Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Leadership Development Programs, Ex-Officios Update and hold an exit briefing with VBA, VHA and NCA. The Committee will receive public comments from 10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. After the Leadership Exit Briefing, the Committee will continue to work on their report. A sign-in sheet for those who want to give comments will be available at the meeting. Individuals who speak are invited to submit a 1–2 page summary of their comments at the time of the meeting for inclusion in the official meeting record. Members of the public may also submit written statements for the Committee’s review to Ms. Juanita Mullen, Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Minority Veterans (00M), 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, or email at Juanita.Mullen@ va.gov. Because the meeting will be in a Government building, anyone attending must be prepared to show a valid photo ID for checking in. Please allow 15 minutes before the meeting begins for this process. Any member of the public wishing to attend or seeking additional information should contact Ms. Mullen or Mr. Dennis May at (202) 461–6191 or by fax at (202) 273–7092. Dated: November 20, 2017. Jelessa M. Burney, Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–25395 Filed 11–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55921 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans, Notice of Meeting, Amended The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act that a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans will be held on December 1, 2017. On December 1, the Committee will meet via conference call at 1–800– 767–1750; Access Code: 53308# from 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. (EST) and via Adobe Connect at http://va-eercees.adobeconnect.com/acvh/. The meeting will be open to the public. The purpose of the Committee is to provide the Secretary of Veterans Affairs with an on-going assessment of the effectiveness of the policies, organizational structures, and services of VA in assisting Veterans at-risk and experiencing homelessness. The Committee shall assemble and review information related to the needs of homeless Veterans and provide advice on the most appropriate means of providing assistance to that subset of the Veteran population. The Committee will make recommendations to the Secretary regarding such activities. The agenda will include briefings from officials at VA regarding services for homeless Veterans and a discussion regarding VA budgetary support to homeless programs. No time will be allocated at this meeting for receiving oral presentations from the public. Interested parties should provide written comments on issues affecting homeless Veterans for review by the Committee to Mr. Anthony Love, Designated Federal Officer, VHA Homeless Programs Office (10NC1), Department of Veterans Affairs, 811 Vermont Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20571 or via email at Anthony.Love@va.gov. Members of the public who wish to attend may call-in, using the following number: 1–800–767–1750; Access Code: 53308# and via Adobe Connect at http:// va-eerc-ees.adobeconnect.com/acvh/. Attendees who require reasonable accommodation should contact Charles Selby and Alexandra Logsdon of the Veterans Health Administration, Homeless Programs Office no later than November 17, 2017, at Charles.Selby@ va.gov (202) 632–8593 or Alexandra.Logsdon@va.gov (202)-632– 7146 and describe the type of accommodation needed. E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping 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 the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted 
below will be submitted 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. A Federal Register Notice with a 
60-day comment period soliciting public comments on the following 
information collection was published on July 17, 2017.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 26, 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 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: Visual Scanning Training for Older Drivers.
    Type of Request: New information collection requirement.
    Abstract: Older adults comprise an increasing proportion of the 
driving population and exposure-based analyses have consistently shown 
increased rates of crash involvement for drivers as they age into their 
70's, 80's and beyond. Studies have identified particular situations 
where older drivers are most at risk, including navigating 
intersections and merging. These tasks share attributes of elevated 
demand on visual search and visual attention skills.
    The visual scanning training protocol that is the focus of this 
study was designed to be delivered in one-on-one sessions by a 
generalist occupational therapist (OT) in a clinical setting, targeting 
visual field expansion, simultaneous processing of multiple visual 
stimuli, and ocular skill (visual search routine) exercises.
    A preliminary analysis of the training's effectiveness was provided 
through performance of the NHTSA study, ``Validation of Rehabilitation 
Training Programs for Older Drivers'' (See DOT HS 811 749, April 2013). 
While these results were encouraging, the sample size was small and the 
research team, program developer and NHTSA all agreed that additional 
evidence was needed before widespread promotion of this intervention 
might be warranted. That is the focus of the proposed research.
    Study staff will invite drivers 70 and older from a continuing care 
retirement community to a public meeting to describe the opportunity 
including inclusion and exclusion criteria. The project plans to 
recruit a total of 90 participants for the study. Participants will be 
randomly assigned to either a visual scanning training program (a 
series of four one-hour one-on-one training sessions) or to a control 
(placebo) activity for the same number of hours as the visual training 
protocol. All participants will undergo three, one-hour on-road 
evaluations by a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist (CDRS) over 
the course of the study: One before training, one immediately after 
training, and a final evaluation three months after training. The CDRS 
will provide instructions about what route to follow and will score how 
safely the participant drives using standard procedures and criteria 
that are broadly accepted in the profession. The CDRS scores will be 
used to determine the effectiveness of the training protocol relative 
to the control (placebo) group.
    Following training, the 45 study participants enrolled in the 
visual scanning training group will complete a brief questionnaire to 
determine whether they believe the training will help them to be a 
safer driver, whether they would recommend the training to friends or 
relatives, and what they would pay for such training. The training 
feedback, as well as the CDRS road test scores, will be used to 
evaluate the effectiveness of the training. Following the second and 
third evaluations, each study participant will

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receive a $100 gift card as compensation for his/her participation.
    Findings will provide information about whether this training 
program improves the driving performance of drivers 70 and older, and 
whether they find the training acceptable. NHTSA will use the 
information to inform recommendations to the public, and particularly 
to the OT community, regarding this training program.
    Affected Public: Participants will include 90 licensed drivers 70 
and older.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: The total burden for data collection 
would be 690 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 November 20, 2017.
Jeff Michael,
Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development.
[FR Doc. 2017-25401 Filed 11-22-17; 8:45 am]
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