Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved Information Collection: Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Vendor Registration, 46997 [2018-20157]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 180 / Monday, September 17, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2018–0287] Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved Information Collection: Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Vendor Registration Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Department of Transportation (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. FMCSA requests approval to renew an ICR titled, ‘‘Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Vendor Registration.’’ This ICR is necessary for ELD vendors to register their ELDs with the Agency. DATES: We must receive your comments on or before November 16, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2018–0287 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// 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, 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, Washington, DC 20590–0001 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, see the Public Participation heading below. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to https:// 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 https:// www.regulations.gov, and follow the online instructions for accessing the daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Sep 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 dockets, or go to the street address listed above. 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. 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 website. 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: Mike Huntley, Vehicle and Roadside Operations Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202–366–9209; email michael.huntley@ dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: On December 16, 2015, FMCSA published a final rule titled ‘‘Electronic Logging Devices and Hours of Service Supporting Documents,’’ (80 FR 78292) that established minimum performance and design standards for hours-of-service (HOS) ELDs; requirements for the mandatory use of these devices by drivers currently required to prepare HOS records of duty status (RODS); requirements concerning HOS supporting documents; and measures to address concerns about harassment resulting from the mandatory use of ELDs. To ensure consistency among ELD vendors and devices, detailed functional specifications were published as part of the December 2015 final rule. Each ELD vendor developing an ELD technology must register online at a secure FMCSA website where the ELD provider can securely certify that its ELD is compliant with the functional specifications. Each ELD vendor must certify that each ELD model and version has been sufficiently tested to meet the functional requirements in the rule under the conditions in which the ELD would be used. PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 46997 ELD vendors must self-certify and register their devices with FMCSA online via Form MCSA–5893, ‘‘Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Vendor Registration and Certification.’’ FMCSA expects 100% of respondents to submit their information electronically. Once completed, FMCSA issues a unique identification number that the ELD vendor will embed in their device(s). FMCSA maintains a list on its website of the current ELD vendors and devices that have been certified (by the vendors) to meet the functional specifications. The information is necessary for fleets and drivers to easily find a compliant ELD for their use in complying with the FMCSA regulation requiring the use of ELDs. Title: Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Vendor Registration. OMB Control Number: 2126–0062. Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved collection. Respondents: ELD vendors. Estimated Number of Respondents: 224. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes. Expiration Date: December 31, 2018. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 336 hours [224 respondents × 2 devices per respondent × 3 updates per device × 15 minutes per response]. 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 of 49 CFR 1.87 on: September 12, 2018. Kelly Regal, Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2018–20157 Filed 9–14–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2018-0287]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved 
Information Collection: Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Vendor 
Registration

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Department 
of Transportation (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. FMCSA requests approval 
to renew an ICR titled, ``Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Vendor 
Registration.'' This ICR is necessary for ELD vendors to register their 
ELDs with the Agency.

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before November 16, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA-2018-0287 using any of the 
following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://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, 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, Washington, DC 20590-0001 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, see 
the Public Participation heading below. Note that all comments received 
will be posted without change to https://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 https://www.regulations.gov, and follow the 
online instructions for accessing the dockets, or go to the street 
address listed above.
    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.
    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 website. 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: Mike Huntley, Vehicle and Roadside 
Operations Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor 
Carrier Safety Administration, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202-366-9209; email 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: On December 16, 2015, FMCSA published a final rule 
titled ``Electronic Logging Devices and Hours of Service Supporting 
Documents,'' (80 FR 78292) that established minimum performance and 
design standards for hours-of-service (HOS) ELDs; requirements for the 
mandatory use of these devices by drivers currently required to prepare 
HOS records of duty status (RODS); requirements concerning HOS 
supporting documents; and measures to address concerns about harassment 
resulting from the mandatory use of ELDs.
    To ensure consistency among ELD vendors and devices, detailed 
functional specifications were published as part of the December 2015 
final rule. Each ELD vendor developing an ELD technology must register 
online at a secure FMCSA website where the ELD provider can securely 
certify that its ELD is compliant with the functional specifications. 
Each ELD vendor must certify that each ELD model and version has been 
sufficiently tested to meet the functional requirements in the rule 
under the conditions in which the ELD would be used.
    ELD vendors must self-certify and register their devices with FMCSA 
online via Form MCSA-5893, ``Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Vendor 
Registration and Certification.'' FMCSA expects 100% of respondents to 
submit their information electronically. Once completed, FMCSA issues a 
unique identification number that the ELD vendor will embed in their 
device(s). FMCSA maintains a list on its website of the current ELD 
vendors and devices that have been certified (by the vendors) to meet 
the functional specifications. The information is necessary for fleets 
and drivers to easily find a compliant ELD for their use in complying 
with the FMCSA regulation requiring the use of ELDs.
    Title: Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Vendor Registration.
    OMB Control Number: 2126-0062.
    Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: ELD vendors.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 224.
    Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Expiration Date: December 31, 2018.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 336 hours [224 respondents x 2 
devices per respondent x 3 updates per device x 15 minutes per 
response].
    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 of 49 CFR 1.87 on: September 12, 
2018.
Kelly Regal,
Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information 
Technology.
[FR Doc. 2018-20157 Filed 9-14-18; 8:45 am]
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