Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection Request: Application for Certificate of Registration for Foreign Motor Carriers and Foreign Motor Private Carriers, 46996 [2018-20158]

Download as PDF 46996 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 180 / Monday, September 17, 2018 / Notices The FHWA considered both comments and determined that neither comment triggered changes in the content of the report. This is FHWA’s final version of the audit report. [FR Doc. 2018–20097 Filed 9–14–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2018–0004] Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection Request: Application for Certificate of Registration for Foreign Motor Carriers and Foreign Motor Private Carriers Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 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. The FMCSA requests to renew the ICR titled, ‘‘Application for Certificate of Registration for Foreign Motor Carriers and Foreign Motor Private Carriers,’’ that requires foreign (Mexico-based) forhire and private motor carriers to file an application Form OP–2 if they wish to register to transport property only within municipalities in the United States on the U.S.-Mexico international borders or within the commercial zones of such municipalities. FMCSA invites public comment on the ICR. There were no comments received to the 60-day Federal Register notice dated April 9, 2018. SUMMARY: Please send your comments by October 17, 2018. OMB must receive your comments by this date in order to act quickly on the ICR. ADDRESSES: All comments should reference Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2018–0004. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention of the Desk Officer, Department of Transportation/Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@ daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Sep 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 omb.eop.gov, or faxed to (202) 395– 6974, or mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Fiorella Herrera, Transportation Specialist, Office of Registration and Safety Information, Customer Service and Vetting Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 6th Floor, West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Telephone: 202–366–0376; Email Address: fiorella.herrera@dot.gov. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Application for Certificate of Registration for Foreign Motor Carriers and Foreign Motor Private Carriers. OMB Control Number: 2126–0019. Type of Request: Renewal of information collection. Respondents: Foreign motor carriers and commercial motor vehicle drivers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 527. Estimated Time per Response: 4 hours. Expiration Date: October 31, 2018. Frequency of Response: Occasionally. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 2,108 hours [527 responses × 4 hours]. Background: Title 49 U.S.C. 13902(c) contains basic licensing procedures for registering foreign (Mexico-based) motor carriers to operate across the U.S.Mexico international border into the United States. 49 CFR part 368 contains the regulations that require foreign (Mexico-based) motor carriers to apply to the FMCSA for a Certificate of Registration to provide interstate transportation in municipalities in the United States on the U.S.-Mexico international border or within the commercial zones of such municipalities as defined in 49 U.S.C. 13902(c)(4)(A). FMCSA carries out this registration program under authority delegated by the Secretary of Transportation. Foreign (Mexico-based) motor carriers use Form OP–2 to apply for Certificate of Registration authority at the FMCSA. The form requests information on the foreign motor carrier’s name, address, U.S. DOT Number, form of business (e.g., corporation, sole proprietorship, partnership), locations where the applicant plans to operate, types of registration requested (e.g., for-hire motor carrier, motor private carrier), insurance, safety certifications, PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 household goods arbitration certifications, and compliance certifications. On April 9, 2018, FMCSA published a 60-day Federal Register notice (83 FR 15222). Upon further review, FMCSA revised the number of estimated annual respondents, responses, burden hours, and burden hour costs due to a correction in the total number of applications filed between 2015–2017 which did not account for the fact the $300 fee applies only to new registrations; and the addition of the costs associated with submitting updates by mail, which is not included in the currently approved estimate. The estimated number of annual respondents and responses increased from 380 to 527, resulting in an increase of annual burden hours from 1,520 (380 respondents × 4 hours) to 2,108 (527 × 4 hours), and an increase in burden hour costs from $63,339 to $87,925. The $30,235 increase in estimated costs to respondents ($144,235 proposed— $114,000 currently approved) is due to an adjustment in the estimated number of respondents filing for a new registration. The increase is also due to a correction in the method of cost calculations which was not applied to the currently approved estimate, where the $300 fee applies only to new registrations. The increase is also due to the addition of the costs associated with submitting updates by mail, which was also not included in the currently approved estimate. 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 FMCSA to perform its functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for the 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. Issued under the authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.87 on: September 12, 2018. G. Kelly Regal, Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2018–20158 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-2018-0004]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of a Currently 
Approved Information Collection Request: Application for Certificate of 
Registration for Foreign Motor Carriers and Foreign Motor Private 
Carriers

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 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. The FMCSA requests to renew the ICR titled, 
``Application for Certificate of Registration for Foreign Motor 
Carriers and Foreign Motor Private Carriers,'' that requires foreign 
(Mexico-based) for-hire and private motor carriers to file an 
application Form OP-2 if they wish to register to transport property 
only within municipalities in the United States on the U.S.-Mexico 
international borders or within the commercial zones of such 
municipalities. FMCSA invites public comment on the ICR. There were no 
comments received to the 60-day Federal Register notice dated April 9, 
2018.

DATES: Please send your comments by October 17, 2018. OMB must receive 
your comments by this date in order to act quickly on the ICR.

ADDRESSES: All comments should reference Federal Docket Management 
System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA-2018-0004. Interested persons are 
invited to submit written comments on the proposed information 
collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office 
of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention 
of the Desk Officer, Department of Transportation/Federal Motor Carrier 
Safety Administration, and sent via electronic mail to 
[email protected], or faxed to (202) 395-6974, or mailed to 
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management 
and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, 
DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Fiorella Herrera, Transportation 
Specialist, Office of Registration and Safety Information, Customer 
Service and Vetting Division, Department of Transportation, Federal 
Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 6th Floor, West Building, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590-0001. Telephone: 202-366-0376; 
Email Address: [email protected]. Office hours are from 9 a.m. 
to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Application for Certificate of Registration for Foreign 
Motor Carriers and Foreign Motor Private Carriers.
    OMB Control Number: 2126-0019.
    Type of Request: Renewal of information collection.
    Respondents: Foreign motor carriers and commercial motor vehicle 
drivers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 527.
    Estimated Time per Response: 4 hours.
    Expiration Date: October 31, 2018.
    Frequency of Response: Occasionally.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 2,108 hours [527 responses x 4 
hours].
    Background: Title 49 U.S.C. 13902(c) contains basic licensing 
procedures for registering foreign (Mexico-based) motor carriers to 
operate across the U.S.-Mexico international border into the United 
States. 49 CFR part 368 contains the regulations that require foreign 
(Mexico-based) motor carriers to apply to the FMCSA for a Certificate 
of Registration to provide interstate transportation in municipalities 
in the United States on the U.S.-Mexico international border or within 
the commercial zones of such municipalities as defined in 49 U.S.C. 
13902(c)(4)(A). FMCSA carries out this registration program under 
authority delegated by the Secretary of Transportation. Foreign 
(Mexico-based) motor carriers use Form OP-2 to apply for Certificate of 
Registration authority at the FMCSA. The form requests information on 
the foreign motor carrier's name, address, U.S. DOT Number, form of 
business (e.g., corporation, sole proprietorship, partnership), 
locations where the applicant plans to operate, types of registration 
requested (e.g., for-hire motor carrier, motor private carrier), 
insurance, safety certifications, household goods arbitration 
certifications, and compliance certifications.
    On April 9, 2018, FMCSA published a 60-day Federal Register notice 
(83 FR 15222). Upon further review, FMCSA revised the number of 
estimated annual respondents, responses, burden hours, and burden hour 
costs due to a correction in the total number of applications filed 
between 2015-2017 which did not account for the fact the $300 fee 
applies only to new registrations; and the addition of the costs 
associated with submitting updates by mail, which is not included in 
the currently approved estimate. The estimated number of annual 
respondents and responses increased from 380 to 527, resulting in an 
increase of annual burden hours from 1,520 (380 respondents x 4 hours) 
to 2,108 (527 x 4 hours), and an increase in burden hour costs from 
$63,339 to $87,925. The $30,235 increase in estimated costs to 
respondents ($144,235 proposed--$114,000 currently approved) is due to 
an adjustment in the estimated number of respondents filing for a new 
registration. The increase is also due to a correction in the method of 
cost calculations which was not applied to the currently approved 
estimate, where the $300 fee applies only to new registrations. The 
increase is also due to the addition of the costs associated with 
submitting updates by mail, which was also not included in the 
currently approved estimate.
    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 FMCSA to perform its functions; (2) the 
accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for the 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.

    Issued under the authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.87 on: 
September 12, 2018.
G. Kelly Regal,
Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information 
Technology.
[FR Doc. 2018-20158 Filed 9-14-18; 8:45 am]
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