Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension of a Currently-Approved Information Collection Request: Hazardous Materials Safety Permits, 19570 [2020-07222]

Download as PDF 19570 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 67 / Tuesday, April 7, 2020 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2019–0242] Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension of a CurrentlyApproved Information Collection Request: Hazardous Materials Safety Permits 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 approval to revise and extend an existing ICR titled, ‘‘Hazardous Materials Safety Permits.’’ This ICR requires companies holding safety permits to develop communications plans that allow for the periodic tracking of the shipments. A record of the communications that includes the time of the call and location of the shipment may be kept by either the driver (e.g., recorded in the log book) or the company. These records must be kept, either physically or electronically, for at least six months at the company’s principal place of business or readily available to the employees at the company’s principal place of business. In response to the 60-day Federal Register Notice published on November 7, 2019, FMCSA received one comment that did not relate to this ICR. DATES: Please send your comments by May 7, 2020. OMB must receive your comments by this date in order to act on the ICR. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Suzanne Rach, Office of Enforcement and Compliance, Hazardous Materials Division, Department of Transportation, FMCSA, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202–385–2307; email suzanne.rach@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Apr 06, 2020 Jkt 250001 Title: Hazardous Materials Safety Permits. OMB Control Number: 2126–0030. Type of Request: Revision and Extension of a currently-approved information collection. Respondents: Motor carriers subject to the HM Safety Permit requirements in 49 CFR part 385, subpart E. Estimated Number of Respondents: 987. Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes. The communication between motor carriers and their drivers must take place at least two times per day. It is estimated that it will take 5 minutes to maintain a daily communication record for each driver. Expiration Date: August 31, 2020. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 692,000 hours [8.3 million trips × 5 minutes per record ÷ 60 minutes per hour = 691,667 rounded to 692,000]. Background: The Secretary of Transportation is responsible for implementing regulations to issue safety permits for transporting certain hazardous materials (HM) in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 5101 et seq. The HM Safety Permit regulations (49 CFR part 385, subpart E) require carriers to develop and maintain route plans so that law enforcement officials can verify the correct location of the HM shipment. The FMCSA requires companies holding safety permits to develop a communications plan that allows for the periodic tracking of the shipment. This ICR covers the record of communications that includes the time of the call and location of the shipment. The records may be kept by either the driver (e.g., recorded in the log book) or the company. These records must be kept, either physically or electronically, for at least six months at the company’s principal place of business or be readily available to employees at the company’s principal place of business. The currently-approved information collection is based on an estimated 1,304 respondents. The total number of companies now holding a safety permit is 987 therefore in this ICR the estimated number of respondents is being revised to reflect this number. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00149 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 reducing the quality of the collected information. Issued under the authority of 49 CFR 1.87. Kenneth H. Riddle, Acting Associate Administrator, Office of Registration and Research. [FR Doc. 2020–07222 Filed 4–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2019–0157] Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved Information Collection: Training Certification for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators 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 revise an ICR titled ‘‘Training Certification for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators,’’ which will now be used to register providers of entry-level driver training and to provide State Drivers’ Licensing Agencies with information on individuals who have completed said training. If approved, this revision will allow FMCSA to collect information on registered training providers and entrylevel driver training certification information until 2022. DATES: We must receive your comments on or before May 7, 2020. OMB must receive your comments by this date in order to act on the ICR. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Jones, Commercial Driver’s License Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 07APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2019-0242]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension of a 
Currently-Approved Information Collection Request: Hazardous Materials 
Safety Permits

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 approval to revise and extend 
an existing ICR titled, ``Hazardous Materials Safety Permits.'' This 
ICR requires companies holding safety permits to develop communications 
plans that allow for the periodic tracking of the shipments. A record 
of the communications that includes the time of the call and location 
of the shipment may be kept by either the driver (e.g., recorded in the 
log book) or the company. These records must be kept, either physically 
or electronically, for at least six months at the company's principal 
place of business or readily available to the employees at the 
company's principal place of business. In response to the 60-day 
Federal Register Notice published on November 7, 2019, FMCSA received 
one comment that did not relate to this ICR.

DATES: Please send your comments by May 7, 2020. OMB must receive your 
comments by this date in order to act on the ICR.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of 
this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular 
information collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--
Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search function.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Suzanne Rach, Office of 
Enforcement and Compliance, Hazardous Materials Division, Department of 
Transportation, FMCSA, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue 
SE, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202-385-2307; email 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Hazardous Materials Safety Permits.
    OMB Control Number: 2126-0030.
    Type of Request: Revision and Extension of a currently-approved 
information collection.
    Respondents: Motor carriers subject to the HM Safety Permit 
requirements in 49 CFR part 385, subpart E.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 987.
    Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes. The communication between 
motor carriers and their drivers must take place at least two times per 
day. It is estimated that it will take 5 minutes to maintain a daily 
communication record for each driver.
    Expiration Date: August 31, 2020.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 692,000 hours [8.3 million trips x 5 
minutes per record / 60 minutes per hour = 691,667 rounded to 692,000].
    Background: The Secretary of Transportation is responsible for 
implementing regulations to issue safety permits for transporting 
certain hazardous materials (HM) in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 5101 et 
seq. The HM Safety Permit regulations (49 CFR part 385, subpart E) 
require carriers to develop and maintain route plans so that law 
enforcement officials can verify the correct location of the HM 
shipment. The FMCSA requires companies holding safety permits to 
develop a communications plan that allows for the periodic tracking of 
the shipment. This ICR covers the record of communications that 
includes the time of the call and location of the shipment. The records 
may be kept by either the driver (e.g., recorded in the log book) or 
the company. These records must be kept, either physically or 
electronically, for at least six months at the company's principal 
place of business or be readily available to employees at the company's 
principal place of business. The currently-approved information 
collection is based on an estimated 1,304 respondents. The total number 
of companies now holding a safety permit is 987 therefore in this ICR 
the estimated number of respondents is being revised to reflect this 
number.
    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.

    Issued under the authority of 49 CFR 1.87.
Kenneth H. Riddle,
Acting Associate Administrator, Office of Registration and Research.
[FR Doc. 2020-07222 Filed 4-6-20; 8:45 am]
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