Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently-Approved Information Collection: Motor Carrier Identification Report, 2317-2318 [2019-01277]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 25 / Wednesday, February 6, 2019 / Notices exemption will be valid for two years unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. Issued on: January 30, 2019. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2019–01259 Filed 2–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2018–0333] Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a CurrentlyApproved Information Collection: Motor Carrier Identification Report 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 revise an ICR titled, ‘‘Motor Carrier Identification Report,’’ which is used to identify FMCSA regulated entities, help prioritize the agency’s activities, aid in assessing the safety outcomes of those activities, and for statistical purposes. This ICR is being revised due to a final rule dated January 17, 2017, titled, ‘‘Unified Registration System; Suspension of Effectiveness,’’ effective January 14, 2017, which suspended its regulations requiring existing interstate motor carriers, freight forwarders, brokers, intermodal equipment providers (IEPs), hazardous materials safety permit (HMSP) applicants, and cargo tank facilities under FMCSA jurisdiction to submit required registration and biennial update information to the Agency via a new electronic on-line Unified Registration System (URS). During this suspension, entities needing to file will follow the same procedures and forms used to submit information to FMCSA as they did prior to January 14, 2017, including use of Form MCS–150 or MCS–150B. The Form MCS–150 or MCS–150B will also be used by the small number of Mexico-domiciled motor carriers that seek authority to operate beyond the United States municipalities on the United States-Mexico border and their commercial zones. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Feb 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 This ICR is necessary to ensure regulated entities are registered with the DOT. DATES: We must receive your comments on or before April 8, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2018–0333 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// 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 http:// 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 http:// 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 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. PO 00000 Frm 00179 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2317 Mr. Jeffrey Secrist, Office of Registration and Safety Information, Department of Transportation, FMCSA, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202–385–2367; email Jeffrey.secrist@ dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: Title 49, United States Code Section 504(b)(2) provides the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) with authority to require carriers, lessors, associations, or classes of these entities to file annual, periodic, and special reports containing answers to questions asked by the Secretary. The Secretary may also prescribe the form of records required to be prepared or compiled and the time period during which records must be preserved (See § 504(b)(1) and (d)). FMCSA will use this data to administer its safety programs using a database of entities that are subject to its regulations. This database necessitates that these entities notify FMCSA of their existence. For example, under 49 CFR 390.19(a), FMCSA requires all motor carriers beginning operations to file a Form MCS–150 titled, ‘‘Motor Carrier Identification Report,’’ or MCS–150B titled, ‘‘Combined Motor Carrier Identification Report and HM Permit Applications.’’ This report is filed by all motor carriers conducting operations in interstate, intrastate transporting hazardous materials or international commerce before beginning operations. It asks the respondent to provide the name of the business entity that owns and controls the motor carrier operation; address and telephone of principal place of business; assigned identification number(s), type of operation, types of cargo usually transported; number of vehicles owned, term leased and trip leased; driver information; and certification statement signed by an individual authorized to sign documents on behalf of the business entity. Section 350 of the Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2002, Public Law 107–87, 115 Stat. 833, 864–866 (December 18, 2001) (49 U.S.C. 13902 note), directed the Agency to issue an interim final rule (IFR) to ensure that new entrant motor carriers are knowledgeable about the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) and standards. On August 28, 2002, the Agency published an IFR titled, ‘‘Registration Enforcement’’ (67 FR 31978). Existing applicants will use the MCS– 150 or MCS–150B to update their E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 2318 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 25 / Wednesday, February 6, 2019 / Notices information in the Motor Carrier Management Information System. Applicants filing for the first time will be required to file on-line. Form MCS– 150 or MCS–150B will be used for Mexico-domiciled carriers that seek authority to operate beyond the United States municipalities on the United States-Mexico border and their commercial zones. The information collected from the respondents is readily available to the public. This revised ICR captures the burden of continued use of the MCS–150 or MCS– 150B for motor carriers updating their registration information and for the registration of Mexico-domiciled carriers. The hazardous material declarations, Class 3A, Class 3B, and Div. 2.2 (Ammonia), are being removed. They are obsolete and do not require new or existing applicants to identify those declarations when applying for a USDOT number as a hazardous materials motor carrier. The remaining hazardous materials entries on the forms and their respective instructions are being redesignated alphabetically to reflect the removal of the Class 3A, Class 3B, and Div. 2.2 (Ammonia) entries. In the Filing Options section of the instructions for the forms, the Agency name is corrected. In the hazardous materials list in the instructions for the forms, the entry for Combustible Liquid is revised to correct the 49 CFR reference. The instructions for the forms are being revised to clarify the definitions of ‘‘Intrastate Hazmat Carrier’’ and ‘‘Intrastate Non-Hazmat Carrier.’’ Title: Motor Carrier Identification Report OMB Control Number: 2126–0013. Type of Request: Revision of a currently-approved collection. Respondents: Motor carriers, freight forwarders, intermodal equipment providers, brokers, motor carriers with hazardous materials safety permit, cargo tank facilities and Mexican motor carriers. Estimated Number of Responses: 679,651 responses [674,674 responses for 1C–1 + 3,299 responses for 1C–2 + 1,678 responses for 1C–3]. Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes for new filings and 7.5 minutes for biennial updates and changes to complete the Form MCS–150. Expiration Date: April 30, 2019. Frequency of Response: On occasion and biennially. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 119,878 hours [119,071 hours for IC–1 + 278 hours for IC–2 + 529 hours for IC– 3]. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Feb 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 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. Kelly Regal, Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2019–01277 Filed 2–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2016–0002] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of final disposition. FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 11 individuals from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. SUMMARY: The exemptions were applicable on September 6, 2018. The exemptions expire on September 6, 2020. DATES: Ms. Christine A. Hydock, Chief, Medical Programs Division, 202–366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W64–224, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. If you have questions regarding viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Docket Services, telephone (202) 366–9826. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00180 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I. Public Participation A. Viewing Documents and Comments To view comments, as well as any documents mentioned in this notice as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov. Insert the docket number, FMCSA–2016–0002, in the keyword box, and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, click the ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ button and choose the document to review. If you do not have access to the internet, you may view the docket online by visiting the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. B. 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. II. Background On November 14, 2018 FMCSA published a notice announcing its decision to renew exemptions for 11 individuals from the hearing standard in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(11) to operate a CMV in interstate commerce and requested comments from the public (83 FR 56905). The public comment period ended on December 14, 2018, and two comments were received. As stated in the previous notice, FMCSA has evaluated the eligibility of these applicants and determined that renewing these exemptions would achieve a level of safety equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved by complying with the current regulation 49 CFR 391.41(b)(11). The physical qualification standard for drivers regarding hearing found in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(11) states that a person is physically qualified to drive a CMV if that person first perceives a forced whispered voice in the better ear at not less than 5 feet with or without the use of a hearing aid or, if tested by use of an audiometric device, does not have an average hearing loss in the better ear greater than 40 decibels at 500 Hz, 1,000 Hz, and 2,000 Hz with or without a hearing aid when the audiometric device is calibrated to American National Standard (formerly ASA Standard) Z24.5—1951. E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 25 (Wednesday, February 6, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2317-2318]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-01277]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2018-0333]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a 
Currently-Approved Information Collection: Motor Carrier Identification 
Report

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 revise an ICR titled, ``Motor Carrier Identification Report,'' which 
is used to identify FMCSA regulated entities, help prioritize the 
agency's activities, aid in assessing the safety outcomes of those 
activities, and for statistical purposes. This ICR is being revised due 
to a final rule dated January 17, 2017, titled, ``Unified Registration 
System; Suspension of Effectiveness,'' effective January 14, 2017, 
which suspended its regulations requiring existing interstate motor 
carriers, freight forwarders, brokers, intermodal equipment providers 
(IEPs), hazardous materials safety permit (HMSP) applicants, and cargo 
tank facilities under FMCSA jurisdiction to submit required 
registration and biennial update information to the Agency via a new 
electronic on-line Unified Registration System (URS). During this 
suspension, entities needing to file will follow the same procedures 
and forms used to submit information to FMCSA as they did prior to 
January 14, 2017, including use of Form MCS-150 or MCS-150B. The Form 
MCS-150 or MCS-150B will also be used by the small number of Mexico-
domiciled motor carriers that seek authority to operate beyond the 
United States municipalities on the United States-Mexico border and 
their commercial zones.
    This ICR is necessary to ensure regulated entities are registered 
with the DOT.

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before April 8, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA-2018-0333 using any of the 
following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://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 http://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 http://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: Mr. Jeffrey Secrist, Office of 
Registration and Safety Information, Department of Transportation, 
FMCSA, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, 
DC 20590. Telephone: 202-385-2367; email Jeffrey.secrist@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: Title 49, United States Code Section 504(b)(2) provides 
the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) with authority to require 
carriers, lessors, associations, or classes of these entities to file 
annual, periodic, and special reports containing answers to questions 
asked by the Secretary. The Secretary may also prescribe the form of 
records required to be prepared or compiled and the time period during 
which records must be preserved (See Sec.  504(b)(1) and (d)). FMCSA 
will use this data to administer its safety programs using a database 
of entities that are subject to its regulations. This database 
necessitates that these entities notify FMCSA of their existence. For 
example, under 49 CFR 390.19(a), FMCSA requires all motor carriers 
beginning operations to file a Form MCS-150 titled, ``Motor Carrier 
Identification Report,'' or MCS-150B titled, ``Combined Motor Carrier 
Identification Report and HM Permit Applications.'' This report is 
filed by all motor carriers conducting operations in interstate, 
intrastate transporting hazardous materials or international commerce 
before beginning operations. It asks the respondent to provide the name 
of the business entity that owns and controls the motor carrier 
operation; address and telephone of principal place of business; 
assigned identification number(s), type of operation, types of cargo 
usually transported; number of vehicles owned, term leased and trip 
leased; driver information; and certification statement signed by an 
individual authorized to sign documents on behalf of the business 
entity.
    Section 350 of the Department of Transportation and Related 
Agencies Appropriations Act, 2002, Public Law 107-87, 115 Stat. 833, 
864-866 (December 18, 2001) (49 U.S.C. 13902 note), directed the Agency 
to issue an interim final rule (IFR) to ensure that new entrant motor 
carriers are knowledgeable about the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Regulations (FMCSRs) and standards. On August 28, 2002, the Agency 
published an IFR titled, ``Registration Enforcement'' (67 FR 31978).
    Existing applicants will use the MCS-150 or MCS-150B to update 
their

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information in the Motor Carrier Management Information System. 
Applicants filing for the first time will be required to file on-line. 
Form MCS-150 or MCS-150B will be used for Mexico-domiciled carriers 
that seek authority to operate beyond the United States municipalities 
on the United States-Mexico border and their commercial zones. The 
information collected from the respondents is readily available to the 
public. This revised ICR captures the burden of continued use of the 
MCS-150 or MCS-150B for motor carriers updating their registration 
information and for the registration of Mexico-domiciled carriers.
    The hazardous material declarations, Class 3A, Class 3B, and Div. 
2.2 (Ammonia), are being removed. They are obsolete and do not require 
new or existing applicants to identify those declarations when applying 
for a USDOT number as a hazardous materials motor carrier.
    The remaining hazardous materials entries on the forms and their 
respective instructions are being redesignated alphabetically to 
reflect the removal of the Class 3A, Class 3B, and Div. 2.2 (Ammonia) 
entries.
    In the Filing Options section of the instructions for the forms, 
the Agency name is corrected.
    In the hazardous materials list in the instructions for the forms, 
the entry for Combustible Liquid is revised to correct the 49 CFR 
reference.
    The instructions for the forms are being revised to clarify the 
definitions of ``Intrastate Hazmat Carrier'' and ``Intrastate Non-
Hazmat Carrier.''
    Title: Motor Carrier Identification Report
    OMB Control Number: 2126-0013.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently-approved collection.
    Respondents: Motor carriers, freight forwarders, intermodal 
equipment providers, brokers, motor carriers with hazardous materials 
safety permit, cargo tank facilities and Mexican motor carriers.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 679,651 responses [674,674 responses 
for 1C-1 + 3,299 responses for 1C-2 + 1,678 responses for 1C-3].
    Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes for new filings and 7.5 
minutes for biennial updates and changes to complete the Form MCS-150.
    Expiration Date: April 30, 2019.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion and biennially.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 119,878 hours [119,071 hours for IC-
1 + 278 hours for IC-2 + 529 hours for IC-3].
    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.
Kelly Regal,
Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information 
Technology.
[FR Doc. 2019-01277 Filed 2-5-19; 8:45 am]
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