Notice and Request for Comments, 18870-18871 [2018-09045]

Download as PDF nshattuck on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES 18870 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 83 / Monday, April 30, 2018 / Notices information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and supporting documents, to Peter Ganser, Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs, Room 2665, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20520. He may be reached on 202.647.0237 or at GanserPJ@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: Advance Notification Form: Tourist and Other Non-Governmental Activities in the Antarctic Treaty Area. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0181. • Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES/OPA). • Form Number: DS–4131. • Respondents: Operators of Antarctic expeditions organized in or proceeding from the United States. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 25. • Estimated Number of Responses: 25. • Average Time per Response: 10.5 hours. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 260 hours. • Frequency: On occasion. • Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department. • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your personal information, will be available for public review. Abstract of Proposed Collection Information solicited on the Advance Notification Form (DS–4131) provides the U.S. Government with information on tourist and other non-governmental expeditions to the Antarctic Treaty area. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:01 Apr 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 The U.S. Government needs this information to comply with Article VII(5)(a) of the Antarctic Treaty and associated documents. Methodology Information will be submitted by U.S. organizers of tourist and other nongovernmental expeditions to Antarctica. Copies should be submitted via email, although signed originals are also valid. Evan T Bloom, Director, Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2018–09023 Filed 4–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2018–2127–0008] Notice and Request for Comments National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on 03/19/2018. No comments were received. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 30, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Randolph R. Reid, Office of Defects Investigation (NEF–100) 202–366–4383, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, W48–311, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Consumer Complaints. OMB Control Number: 2127–0008. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Type of Request: Renewal of current information collection. Summary: The purpose of this collection provides a benefit to NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation (ODI). Consumer vehicle safety complaints submitted to ODI are analyzed to determine if a defect trend exists that may require an investigation or the initiation of a recall. An ODI investigator may respond to a consumer submitting a complaint if they require more information. Complaints are collected daily through NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline, www.nhtsa.gov website, or through correspondence. The complaints contain a consumer’s allegation of a safety defect that they experienced with their vehicle or vehicle equipment, including injuries, crashes, property damage, and death. All complaints are converted to a Vehicle Owner Questionnaire (VOQ) format and reviewed by ODI investigation/engineer staff. ODI staff determines if the collection of complaints/VOQs describing an unreasonable safety risk in a specific make, model and model year of a vehicle or vehicle equipment warrants further action by the agency. Abstract: Chapter 301 of title 49 of the United States Code, the Secretary of Transportation is authorized to require manufacturers of motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment to conduct owner notification and remedy, i.e., a recall campaign, when it has been determined that a safety defect exists in the performance, construction, components, or materials in motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment. To make this determination, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) solicits information from vehicle owners which is used to identify and evaluate possible safety-related defects and provide the necessary evidence of the existence of such a defect. Under the Authority of chapter 301 of Title 49 of the United States Code, the Secretary of Transportation is authorized to require manufacturers of motor vehicle and motor vehicle equipment which do not comply with the applicable motor vehicle safety standards or contains a defect that relates to motor vehicle safety to notify each owner that their vehicle contains a safety defect or noncompliance. Also, the manufacturer of each such motor vehicle item of replacement equipment presented for remedy pursuant to such notification shall cause such defect or noncompliance to be remedied without charge. In the case of a motor vehicle presented for remedy pursuant to such notification, the manufacturer shall E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 83 / Monday, April 30, 2018 / Notices cause the vehicle remedied by whichever of the following means he elects: (1) By repairing such vehicle; (2) by replacing such motor vehicle without charge; or (3) by refunding the purchase price less depreciation. To ensure these objectives are being met, NHTSA audits recalls conducted by manufacturer. These audits are performed on a randomly selected number of vehicle owners for verification and validation purposes. Affected Public: Individuals and Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 70,000. Frequency: Daily. Number of Responses: 69,181. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 17,295 Hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Cost: $242,134.00. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspects of this information collection, including (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) 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. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1:48. Randolph R. Reid, Chief, Correspondence Research Division, Office of Defects Investigation. [FR Doc. 2018–09045 Filed 4–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. nshattuck on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:01 Apr 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning the Tip Rate Determination Agreement (Gaming Industry). Written comments should be received on or before June 29, 2018 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Laurie Brimmer, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the revenue procedure should be directed to LaNita Van Dyke at (202) 317–6009, or at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at Lanita.VanDyke@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Tip Rate Determination Agreement (Gaming Industry). OMB Number: 1545–1530. Abstract: Information is required by the Internal Revenue Service in its compliance efforts to assist employers and their employees in understanding and complying with Internal Revenue Code Section 6053(a), which requires employees to report all their tips monthly to their employers. Current Actions: There is no change this existing information collection. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 710. Estimated Time per Respondent: 14 hours, 44 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 10,467. The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of information covered by this notice: An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18871 information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Approved: April 20, 2018. Laurie Brimmer, Senior Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2018–09027 Filed 4–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before June 29, 2018 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to L. Brimmer, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224. Please send separate comments for each specific information collection listed below. You must reference the information collection’s title, form number, reporting or record-keeping requirement number, and OMB number (if any) in your comment. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Requests for additional information, or copies of the information collection and instructions, or copies of any comments received, contact Elaine Christophe, at (202) 317– 5745, or at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at Elaine.H.Christophe@ irs.gov. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 83 (Monday, April 30, 2018)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2018-2127-0008]


Notice and Request for Comments

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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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 is being forwarded to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review and comments. A Federal Register Notice with a 
60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information 
collection was published on 03/19/2018. No comments were received.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 30, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including 
suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Office of Management and 
Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of the Secretary of 
Transportation, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Randolph R. Reid, Office of Defects 
Investigation (NEF-100) 202-366-4383, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, W48-311, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE, West Building W12-140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. 
and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Consumer Complaints.
    OMB Control Number: 2127-0008.
    Type of Request: Renewal of current information collection.
    Summary: The purpose of this collection provides a benefit to 
NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation (ODI). Consumer vehicle safety 
complaints submitted to ODI are analyzed to determine if a defect trend 
exists that may require an investigation or the initiation of a recall. 
An ODI investigator may respond to a consumer submitting a complaint if 
they require more information. Complaints are collected daily through 
NHTSA's Vehicle Safety Hotline, www.nhtsa.gov website, or through 
correspondence. The complaints contain a consumer's allegation of a 
safety defect that they experienced with their vehicle or vehicle 
equipment, including injuries, crashes, property damage, and death. All 
complaints are converted to a Vehicle Owner Questionnaire (VOQ) format 
and reviewed by ODI investigation/engineer staff. ODI staff determines 
if the collection of complaints/VOQs describing an unreasonable safety 
risk in a specific make, model and model year of a vehicle or vehicle 
equipment warrants further action by the agency.
    Abstract: Chapter 301 of title 49 of the United States Code, the 
Secretary of Transportation is authorized to require manufacturers of 
motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment to conduct owner 
notification and remedy, i.e., a recall campaign, when it has been 
determined that a safety defect exists in the performance, 
construction, components, or materials in motor vehicles and motor 
vehicle equipment. To make this determination, the National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) solicits information from vehicle 
owners which is used to identify and evaluate possible safety-related 
defects and provide the necessary evidence of the existence of such a 
defect. Under the Authority of chapter 301 of Title 49 of the United 
States Code, the Secretary of Transportation is authorized to require 
manufacturers of motor vehicle and motor vehicle equipment which do not 
comply with the applicable motor vehicle safety standards or contains a 
defect that relates to motor vehicle safety to notify each owner that 
their vehicle contains a safety defect or noncompliance. Also, the 
manufacturer of each such motor vehicle item of replacement equipment 
presented for remedy pursuant to such notification shall cause such 
defect or noncompliance to be remedied without charge. In the case of a 
motor vehicle presented for remedy pursuant to such notification, the 
manufacturer shall

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cause the vehicle remedied by whichever of the following means he 
elects: (1) By repairing such vehicle; (2) by replacing such motor 
vehicle without charge; or (3) by refunding the purchase price less 
depreciation. To ensure these objectives are being met, NHTSA audits 
recalls conducted by manufacturer. These audits are performed on a 
randomly selected number of vehicle owners for verification and 
validation purposes.
    Affected Public: Individuals and Households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 70,000.
    Frequency: Daily.
    Number of Responses: 69,181.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 17,295 Hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Cost: $242,134.00.
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspects of 
this information collection, including (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the Department's estimate 
of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and (d) 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.

    Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1:48.

Randolph R. Reid,
Chief, Correspondence Research Division, Office of Defects 
Investigation.
[FR Doc. 2018-09045 Filed 4-27-18; 8:45 am]
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