Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of an Approved Information Collection Request: Designation of Agents, Motor Carriers, Brokers and Freight Forwarders, 62564-62565 [2019-24791]

Download as PDF 62564 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 221 / Friday, November 15, 2019 / Notices of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. OMB Control Number: 2120–0730. Title: Certification of Aircraft and Airmen for the Operation of Light-Sport Aircraft. Form Numbers: Aircraft maintenance records/logs. Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection. Background: Title 14 CFR, § 91.417(a)(2)(v) requires each registered owner or operator to retain records containing the current status of applicable safety directives including, for each, the method of compliance, the safety directive number and revision date. Additionally, if the safety directive involves recurring action, the time and date when the next action is required. Recording this information and retaining these records is necessary to determine if unsafe conditions have been corrected on aircraft issued a special airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category (SLSA), which assists in ensuring that the SLSA aircraft is in a condition safe for flight prior to its operation within the national airspace. Respondents include owners/ operators of SLSA, aircraft mechanics, and LSA repairmen with a Maintenance rating. The records of SLSA safety directive compliance are retained by the aircraft owner/operator, who must keep the records for the life of the SLSA aircraft and transfer them to the new owner at the time the aircraft is sold. The burden estimates are based on the current number of registered SLA and a projected future growth rate. Respondents: 2935 owners/operators of SLSA aircraft. Frequency: On occasion. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 2 Hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5870 hours annual industry burden. Issued in Washington, DC, on November 12, 2019. Tanya A. Glines, Aviation Safety Inspector, Safety Standards, General Aviation Maintenance Branch (AFS– 350). [FR Doc. 2019–24829 Filed 11–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Nov 14, 2019 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2019–0152] Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of an Approved Information Collection Request: Designation of Agents, Motor Carriers, Brokers and Freight Forwarders 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 and invites public comment. FMCSA requests approval to renew an ICR titled ‘‘Designation of Agents, Motor Carriers, Brokers and Freight Forwarders,’’ which is used to provide registered motor carriers, property brokers, and freight forwarders a means of meeting process agent requirements. SUMMARY: We must receive your comments on or before December 16, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2019–0152 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:// DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lorenzo Allen, Office of Registration and Safety Information, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202–385–2465; email: Lorenzo.allen@ dot.gov. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Designation of Agents, Motor Carriers, Brokers and Freight Forwarders. OMB Control Number: 2126–0015. Type of Request: Renewal of a currently-approved information collection. Respondents: Motor carriers, freight forwarders and brokers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 39,047. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Expiration Date: January 31, 2020. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Form BOC–3 must be filed by all motor carriers, freight forwarders and brokers when the transportation entity first registers with the FMCSA. All brokers must make a designation for each State in which it has an office or in which contracts are written. Subsequent filings are made only if the motor carrier, broker or freight forwarder changes process agents. E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 221 / Friday, November 15, 2019 / Notices Issued under the authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.87 on: November 7, 2019. Kelly Regal, Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information Technology. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 6,508 hours [39,047 respondents × 10 minutes per response]. Background The Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) is authorized to register motor carriers under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 13902; freight forwarders under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 13903; and property brokers under provisions of 49 U.S.C. 13904. These persons may conduct transportation services only if they are registered pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 13901. The Secretary delegated authority pertaining to these registration requirements to FMCSA in 49 CFR 1.73(a)(5). Registered motor carriers, brokers and freight forwarders must designate an agent on whom service of notices in proceedings before the Secretary may be made (49 U.S.C. 13303). Registered motor carriers must also designate an agent for every State in which they operate and traverse in the United States during such operations, agents on whom process issued by a court may be served in actions brought against the registered motor carrier (49 U.S.C. 13304, 49 CFR 366.4T). Every broker shall make a designation for each State in which its offices are located or in which contracts are written (49 U.S.C. 13304, 49 CFR 366.4T). Regulations governing the designation of process agents are found at 49 CFR part 366. This designation is filed with FMCSA on Form BOC–3, ‘‘Designation of Agents for Service of Process.’’ The program decrease in annual burden hours from 18,395 to 6,508 is due to revised estimates of the number of respondents and responses. Previous estimates were based on 2014 data. Current estimates are based on May 2019 Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) and Safety Measurement System (SMS) data snapshots. 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 it’s 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Nov 14, 2019 Jkt 250001 [FR Doc. 2019–24791 Filed 11–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Bureau of Engraving and Printing Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Construction and Operation of a Replacement Currency Production Facility at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Prince George’s County, MD Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice of Intent (NOI). AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the construction and operation of a replacement currency production facility. DATES: Comments must be received by December 16, 2019. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be mailed to: US Army Corps of Engineers, ATTN. Harvey Johnson, Programs and Project Management Division, 2 Hopkins Plaza, 10th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201, or emailed to: BEP-EIS@ usace.army.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Harvey Johnson by email at BEP-EIS@ usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BEP is the federal agency tasked with developing and producing United States currency notes and other security documents. BEP currently operates production facilities in Washington, DC and in Fort Worth, Texas for this purpose. The Washington DC facility (DCF) is more than 100 years old and subject to substandard conditions that limit BEP’s ability to modernize its production operations. These limitations include space, functional, and security deficiencies, in particular, segmented production processes and antiquated systems and equipment. From 2010 through 2017, BEP conducted various studies to evaluate alternative courses of action based on factors such as cost, location, and operational requirements. These investigations concluded that construction of a replacement production facility (vice renovation of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62565 the existing DCF) was the most appropriate and cost-effective course of action for BEP to modernize its currency production operations. A 2018 Government Accountability Office (GAO) review concurred with BEP’s determination. Once operational, the new facility would phase out BEP’s manufacturing operations at its existing Washington, DC facility (DCF); the main building in DC would be renovated for administrative purposes, and the Annex building would be returned to the General Services Administration (GSA). BEP is currently evaluating a potential site at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC) for development of the new facility. The site’s location would meet BEP’s siting requirements for being accessible to commercial airports and interstate roadways, and for maintaining a reasonable commuting distance for its existing workforce in Washington, DC. A formal land transfer between BEP and USDA is pending further study of the site. The EIS will analyze the potential impacts of siting a new BEP currency production facility at the BARC site. At a minimum, the EIS will analyze a No Action Alternative, the impacts of not constructing a replacement production facility at the BARC, and a Proposed Action Alternative. Other reasonable alternatives identified during conceptual design and the NEPA process for this proposed action will also be considered for evaluation in the EIS. Resource areas that will be analyzed in the EIS include: Land use, aesthetics, air quality, noise, geology and soils, water resources, biological resources, cultural resources, socioeconomics and environmental justice, traffic and transportation, utilities, and hazardous and toxic materials/waste. Mitigation measures will be presented in the EIS to reduce potential adverse effects. The 2018 Farm Bill (Public Law 115– 334) provided Congressional authorization for a land transfer between BEP and USDA. BEP is currently evaluating a potential site at the USDA’s BARC on which to construct and operate the new facility. The BARC site is located in Beltsville, Prince George’s County, Maryland on approximately 105 acres near the intersection of Poultry Road and Powder Mill Road. The site’s location meets BEP’s siting requirements for being accessible to commercial airports and interstate roadways, and for maintaining a reasonable commuting distance for its current workforce in Washington, DC. A formal land transfer between BEP and E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2019-0152]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of an Approved 
Information Collection Request: Designation of Agents, Motor Carriers, 
Brokers and Freight Forwarders

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 and invites public comment. FMCSA requests approval 
to renew an ICR titled ``Designation of Agents, Motor Carriers, Brokers 
and Freight Forwarders,'' which is used to provide registered motor 
carriers, property brokers, and freight forwarders a means of meeting 
process agent requirements.

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before December 16, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA-2019-0152 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: Lorenzo Allen, Office of Registration 
and Safety Information, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor 
Carrier Safety Administration, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202-385-2465; email: 
[email protected]. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except Federal Holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Designation of Agents, Motor Carriers, Brokers and Freight 
Forwarders.
    OMB Control Number: 2126-0015.
    Type of Request: Renewal of a currently-approved information 
collection.
    Respondents: Motor carriers, freight forwarders and brokers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 39,047.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes.
    Expiration Date: January 31, 2020.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion. Form BOC-3 must be filed by all 
motor carriers, freight forwarders and brokers when the transportation 
entity first registers with the FMCSA. All brokers must make a 
designation for each State in which it has an office or in which 
contracts are written. Subsequent filings are made only if the motor 
carrier, broker or freight forwarder changes process agents.

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    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 6,508 hours [39,047 respondents x 10 
minutes per response].

Background

    The Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) is authorized to 
register motor carriers under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 13902; 
freight forwarders under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 13903; and 
property brokers under provisions of 49 U.S.C. 13904. These persons may 
conduct transportation services only if they are registered pursuant to 
49 U.S.C. 13901. The Secretary delegated authority pertaining to these 
registration requirements to FMCSA in 49 CFR 1.73(a)(5).
    Registered motor carriers, brokers and freight forwarders must 
designate an agent on whom service of notices in proceedings before the 
Secretary may be made (49 U.S.C. 13303). Registered motor carriers must 
also designate an agent for every State in which they operate and 
traverse in the United States during such operations, agents on whom 
process issued by a court may be served in actions brought against the 
registered motor carrier (49 U.S.C. 13304, 49 CFR 366.4T). Every broker 
shall make a designation for each State in which its offices are 
located or in which contracts are written (49 U.S.C. 13304, 49 CFR 
366.4T). Regulations governing the designation of process agents are 
found at 49 CFR part 366. This designation is filed with FMCSA on Form 
BOC-3, ``Designation of Agents for Service of Process.'' The program 
decrease in annual burden hours from 18,395 to 6,508 is due to revised 
estimates of the number of respondents and responses. Previous 
estimates were based on 2014 data. Current estimates are based on May 
2019 Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) and Safety 
Measurement System (SMS) data snapshots.

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 it's 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: November 
7, 2019.
Kelly Regal,
Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information 
Technology.
[FR Doc. 2019-24791 Filed 11-14-19; 8:45 am]
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