Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities, 35995-35996 [2020-12770]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 114 / Friday, June 12, 2020 / Notices petition is shown in the heading of this notice. DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement is available for review in a Federal Register notice published on April 11, 2000, (65 FR 19477–78). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Overview: Goodyear has determined that certain Kelly Armorsteel KDM 1 commercial truck tires do not fully comply with paragraph S6.5 of FMVSS No. 119, New Pneumatic Tires for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of More than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) and Motorcycles (49 CFR 571.119). Goodyear filed a noncompliance report dated November 26, 2019, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports, and petitioned NHTSA on November 25, 2019, for an exemption from the notification and remedy requirements of 49 U.S.C. chapter 301 on the basis that this noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety, pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h) and 49 CFR part 556, Exemption for Inconsequential Defect or Noncompliance. This notice of receipt of Goodyear’s petition is published under 49 U.S.C. 30118 and 30120 and does not represent any agency decision or other exercise of judgment concerning the merits of the petition. II. Tires Involved: Approximately 76 Kelly Armorsteel KDM 1 commercial truck tires, size 11/R22.5 LRH, manufactured between August 25, 2019, and August 31, 2019, are potentially involved. III. Noncompliance: Goodyear explained that the noncompliance is that the Tire Identification Number (TIN) on the subject tires contains a date code that was engraved less than the required height of 0.51 mm (0.020 inches) and, therefore, do not meet the requirements of paragraph S6.5 of FMVSS No. 119. IV. Rule Requirements: Paragraph S6.5. of FMVSS No. 119 includes the requirements relevant to this petition. Each tire shall be marked on each sidewall with the information specified in paragraphs (a) through (j) of this section. The markings shall be placed between the maximum section width (exclusive of sidewall decorations or curb ribs) and the bead on at least one sidewall, unless the maximum section width of the tire is located in an area which is not more than one-fourth of the distance from the bead to the shoulder of the tire. If the maximum section width falls within that area, the markings shall appear between the bead and a point one-half the distance from VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Jun 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 the bead to the shoulder of the tire, on at least one sidewall. The markings shall be in letters and numerals not less than 2 mm (0.078 inch) high and raised above or sunk below the tire surface not less than 0.4 mm (0.015 inch), except that the marking depth shall be not less than 0.25mm (0.010 inch) in the case of motorcycle tires. V. Summary of Goodyear’s Petition: The following views and arguments presented in this section are the views and arguments provided by Goodyear. They have not been evaluated by the Agency and do not reflect the views of the Agency. Accordingly, Goodyear described the subject noncompliance and stated that the noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. 1. Goodyear believes this noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety because these tires were manufactured as designed and meet or exceed all applicable FMVSS. All of the sidewall markings related to tire service (load capacity, corresponding inflation pressure, etc.) are correct. The mislabeling and irregular date code is not a safety concern and has no impact on the retreading, repairing, and recycling industries. The affected date code stencil has been corrected, and all future production will not contain the irregularity in the date code. 2. Goodyear states that the date code portion of the TIN becomes important in the event of a safety campaign, so that the consumer may properly identify the recalled tire(s). In the unlikely event that a safety campaign would ever become necessary for this Kelly Armorsteel KDM 1 11/R22.5 LRH commercial truck tire made in the 34th week of 2019, Goodyear would include in the listing of recalled TINs the TIN for these tires with the date code portion as shown, MJ3TK2BW3419, as well as the TIN for these tires with the date code portion shown with the date code portion of the TIN below the regulation specified height so that the consumer would know that tires with this TIN, MJ3TK2BW, are included in the recall even if they have difficulty reading the date code portion because it is not raised to the 0.51 mm level. Goodyear concluded by expressing the belief that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety, and that its petition to be exempted from providing notification of the noncompliance, as required by 49 U.S.C. 30118, and a remedy for the noncompliance, as required by 49 U.S.C. 30120, should be granted. PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35995 NHTSA notes that the statutory provisions (49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h)) that permit manufacturers to file petitions for a determination of inconsequentiality allow NHTSA to exempt manufacturers only from the duties found in sections 30118 and 30120, respectively, to notify owners, purchasers, and dealers of a defect or noncompliance and to remedy the defect or noncompliance. Therefore, any decision on this petition only applies to the subject tires that Goodyear no longer controlled at the time it determined that the noncompliance existed. However, any decision on this petition does not relieve equipment distributors and dealers of the prohibitions on the sale, offer for sale, or introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate commerce of the noncompliant tires under their control after Goodyear notified them that the subject noncompliance existed. Authority: (49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120: delegations of authority at 49 CFR 1.95 and 501.8) Otto G. Matheke III, Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. [FR Doc. 2020–12717 Filed 6–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2020–0055 (Notice No. 2020–04)] Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, PHMSA seeks comment on the development of a Generic Information Collection Request for the collection of qualitative feedback on agency service delivery for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act. This notice announces PHMSA’s intent to submit this collection to the Office of Management and Budget for approval and allows for an additional 30 days of public comment. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before July 13, 2020. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1 35996 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 114 / Friday, June 12, 2020 / Notices You may submit comments on this notice to the Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Desk Officer for PHMSA, via fax at 202–395– 6974 or email at OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov. (Include reference to ‘‘PHMSA Fast Track Generic Clearance comment’’ in the subject line of the message.) ADDRESSES: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Andrews or Shelby Geller, Standards and Rulemaking Division, (202) 366–8553, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590–0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Fast Track Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. OMB Number: To be determined. Needs and Uses: The proposed information collection provides a means to garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient and timely manner, in accordance with the agency’s commitment to improving service delivery. Qualitative feedback means information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but is not a statistical survey that yields quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences, and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus attention on areas where communication, training, or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative, and actionable communications between the agency and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. PHMSA expects to use various methods (e.g., customer satisfaction surveys, comment cards), to solicit feedback. Responses will be assessed to plan and inform efforts to improve or maintain the quality of service offered to the public and other agency stakeholders. If this information is not collected, vital feedback from customers and stakeholders on the agency’s services will be unavailable. The agency will only submit a collection for approval under this generic clearance if it meets the following conditions: • The collections are voluntary; • The collections are low-burden for respondents (based on considerations of total burden hours, total number of respondents, or burden-hours per VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Jun 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 respondent) and are low-cost for both the respondents and the Federal Government; • The collections are noncontroversial; • The collections are focused on the awareness, understanding, attitudes, preferences, or experiences of the public or other stakeholders in order to improve existing or future services, products, or communication materials; • Personally identifiable information (PII) is collected only to the extent necessary; • Information gathered will be used only internally for general service improvement and program management purposes and is not intended for release to the public; • Information gathered will not be used for the purpose of substantially informing influential policy decisions; and • Information gathered will yield qualitative information; the collections will not be designed or expected to yield statistically reliable results or used as though the results are generalizable to the population of study. Feedback collected under this generic clearance provides useful information, but it does not yield data that can be generalized to the overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not be used for quantitative information collections that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such data uses require more rigorous designs that address: The target population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing potential nonresponse bias, the protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior to fielding the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for other generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results. As a general matter, information collections submitted under this generic clearance will not result in any new system of records containing privacy information and will not ask questions of a sensitive nature, such as sexual behavior and attitudes, religious beliefs, and other matters that are commonly considered private. A Federal Register Notice with a 60day comment period soliciting PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comments on this information collection was published on December 10, 2010 [75 FR 80542]. Current Action: New information collection request (generic). Type of Review: New. Affected Public: Individuals; Business or Other For-Profit Institutions; Not-ForProfit Institutions; State or Local Government. Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: 75. Average Number of Respondents per Activity: 50. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 3,750. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 3,750. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 312.5. Projected Average Burden Hour Estimates for the next three years: 937.5. Issued in Washington, DC, on June 9, 2020. William A. Quade, Deputy Associate Administrator for Programs and Policy, Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–12770 Filed 6–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0002] Agency Information Collection Activity: Income, Net Worth and Employment Statement (In Support of Claim for Total Disability Benefits) and Application for Veterans Pension Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Veteran’s Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before August 11, 2020. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 114 (Friday, June 12, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35995-35996]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-12770]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2020-0055 (Notice No. 2020-04)]


Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities

AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), 
Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the 
process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, PHMSA 
seeks comment on the development of a Generic Information Collection 
Request for the collection of qualitative feedback on agency service 
delivery for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act. This notice 
announces PHMSA's intent to submit this collection to the Office of 
Management and Budget for approval and allows for an additional 30 days 
of public comment.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
July 13, 2020.

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ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this notice to the Office of 
Management and Budget, Attn: Desk Officer for PHMSA, via fax at 202-
395-6974 or email at [email protected]. (Include reference to 
``PHMSA Fast Track Generic Clearance comment'' in the subject line of 
the message.)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Andrews or Shelby Geller, 
Standards and Rulemaking Division, (202) 366-8553, Pipeline and 
Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590-0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Fast Track Generic Clearance for the Collection of 
Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery.
    OMB Number: To be determined.
    Needs and Uses: The proposed information collection provides a 
means to garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an 
efficient and timely manner, in accordance with the agency's commitment 
to improving service delivery. Qualitative feedback means information 
that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but is not a 
statistical survey that yields quantitative results that can be 
generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide 
insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences, and 
expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus 
attention on areas where communication, training, or changes in 
operations might improve delivery of products or services. These 
collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative, and actionable 
communications between the agency and its customers and stakeholders. 
It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement 
of program management.
    PHMSA expects to use various methods (e.g., customer satisfaction 
surveys, comment cards), to solicit feedback. Responses will be 
assessed to plan and inform efforts to improve or maintain the quality 
of service offered to the public and other agency stakeholders. If this 
information is not collected, vital feedback from customers and 
stakeholders on the agency's services will be unavailable.
    The agency will only submit a collection for approval under this 
generic clearance if it meets the following conditions:
     The collections are voluntary;
     The collections are low-burden for respondents (based on 
considerations of total burden hours, total number of respondents, or 
burden-hours per respondent) and are low-cost for both the respondents 
and the Federal Government;
     The collections are non-controversial;
     The collections are focused on the awareness, 
understanding, attitudes, preferences, or experiences of the public or 
other stakeholders in order to improve existing or future services, 
products, or communication materials;
     Personally identifiable information (PII) is collected 
only to the extent necessary;
     Information gathered will be used only internally for 
general service improvement and program management purposes and is not 
intended for release to the public;
     Information gathered will not be used for the purpose of 
substantially informing influential policy decisions; and
     Information gathered will yield qualitative information; 
the collections will not be designed or expected to yield statistically 
reliable results or used as though the results are generalizable to the 
population of study.
    Feedback collected under this generic clearance provides useful 
information, but it does not yield data that can be generalized to the 
overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative 
information will not be used for quantitative information collections 
that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as 
monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such 
data uses require more rigorous designs that address: The target 
population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, 
the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the 
precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed 
sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing 
potential non-response bias, the protocols for data collection, and any 
testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior to fielding 
the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely 
to have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for 
other generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative 
results.
    As a general matter, information collections submitted under this 
generic clearance will not result in any new system of records 
containing privacy information and will not ask questions of a 
sensitive nature, such as sexual behavior and attitudes, religious 
beliefs, and other matters that are commonly considered private.
    A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting 
comments on this information collection was published on December 10, 
2010 [75 FR 80542].
    Current Action: New information collection request (generic).
    Type of Review: New.
    Affected Public: Individuals; Business or Other For-Profit 
Institutions; Not-For-Profit Institutions; State or Local Government.
    Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: 75.
    Average Number of Respondents per Activity: 50.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 3,750.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Annual Responses: 3,750.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 312.5.
    Projected Average Burden Hour Estimates for the next three years: 
937.5.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 9, 2020.
William A. Quade,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Programs and Policy, Hazardous 
Materials Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2020-12770 Filed 6-11-20; 8:45 am]
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