Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comments; Motorcycle Rider Segmentation Study, 13434-13439 [2021-04777]

Download as PDF 13434 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 43 / Monday, March 8, 2021 / Notices Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Issued on: March 2, 2021. Michael Howell, Information Collection Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–04652 Filed 3–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for projects in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Los Angeles, California. The purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the environmental decisions by FTA on the subject projects and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge these final environmental actions. DATES: By this notice, FTA is advising the public of final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l). A claim seeking judicial review of FTA actions announced herein for the listed public transportation projects will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before August 5, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Micah M. Miller, Regional Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, (404) 865–5474 or Saadat Khan, Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Environmental Programs, (202) 366– 9647. FTA is located at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that FTA has taken final agency actions by issuing certain approvals for the public transportation projects listed below. The actions on the projects, as well as the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the documentation issued in connection with the projects to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and in other documents in the FTA environmental project file for the projects. Interested parties may contact either the project sponsor or the relevant FTA Regional Office for more information. Contact information for jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Mar 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 FTA’s Regional Offices may be found at https://www.transit.dot.gov. This notice applies to all FTA decisions on the listed projects as of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such actions were taken, including, but not limited to, NEPA [42 U.S.C. 4321–4375], Section 4(f) requirements [23 U.S.C. 138, 49 U.S.C. 303], Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act [54 U.S.C. 306108], Endangered Species Act [16 U.S.C. 1531], Clean Water Act [33 U.S.C. 1251], the Uniform Relocation and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act [42 U.S.C. 4601], and the Clean Air Act [42 U.S.C. 7401–7671q]. This notice does not, however, alter or extend the limitation period for challenges of project decisions subject to previous notices published in the Federal Register. The projects and actions that are the subject of this notice follow: 1. Project name and location: King of Prussia Rail Extension Project, Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County and Upper Darby Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Project Sponsor: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Project description: The project will extend existing Norristown High Speed Line service to the King of Prussia-Valley Forge area of Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, PA, by approximately 3.5 miles. The project consists of a new elevated double-track guideway and construction of associated facilities to support the project operations, including guideway crossover tracks, traction powered substations, communications equipment, stormwater management facilities, and landscaping. The project also involves construction of five new stations, including two new park-andride facilities in the vicinity of Valley Forge Casino resort and Henderson Road Station, in Montgomery and Delaware County, PA, and renovation of the existing 69th Street Transportation Center to accommodate the project. Final agency action: Section 4(f) use determination, dated January 08, 2021; executed Section 106 Memorandum of Agreement, dated November 25, 2020; King of Prussia Rail Extension Project Combined Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)/Record of Decision (ROD), dated January 08, 2021. Supporting Documentation: King of Prussia Rail Extension Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), dated, October 3, 2017. The Combined FEIS/ROD and associated documents can be viewed and downloaded from: https://www.kingofprussiarail.com/feis. 2. Project name and location: East Fernando Valley Transit Corridor PO 00000 Frm 00156 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Project, Los Angeles County, California. Project Sponsor: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA). Project description: The East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Project consists of a 9.2 mile, at-grade light rail transit (LRT) system with 14 stations. Under the project, the LRT would be powered by electrified overhead lines and would travel 2.5 miles along the LACMTA-owned rightof-way used by the Antelope Valley Metrolink line and Union Pacific Railroad from the Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station south to Van Nuys Boulevard. As the Project approaches Van Nuys Boulevard, it would transition to and operate in a median dedicated guideway in the median of Van Nuys Boulevard for approximately 6.7 miles south to the Metro G Line Van Nuys Station. Additionally, the project involves a construction of a Maintenance and Storage Facility (MSF) on the west side of Van Nuys Boulevard on approximately 25 acres, bounded by Keswick Street on the south, Raymer Street on the east and north, and the Pacoima Wash on the west. Final agency actions: Section 4(f) no use determination; Section 106 finding of no adverse effect with conditions, dated October 19, 2020; and East Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Project Record of Decision (ROD), dated January 29, 2021. Supporting documentation: East Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), dated, September 21, 2020. The FEIS, ROD and associated documents can be viewed and downloaded from: https:// www.metro.net/projects/east-sfv/. Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). Mark A. Ferroni, Deputy Associate Administrator for Planning and Environment. [FR Doc. 2021–04700 Filed 3–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2020–0017] Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comments; Motorcycle Rider Segmentation Study National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1 13435 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 43 / Monday, March 8, 2021 / Notices Notice and request for public comment on a proposed new collection of information. ACTION: NHTSA invites public comments about our intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a new collection of information. Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from OMB. Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatements of previously approved collections. This document describes an Information Collection Request (ICR) on a motorcycle rider segmentation study for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 7, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Docket Number NHTSA– 2020–0017 through any of the following methods: • Electronic submissions: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility. M–30, U.S. Department of Transportation. 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery or Courier: Docket Management, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Room W12– 140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 366–9322 before coming. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. Instructions: Each submission must include the agency name and the docket number for this notice. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy heading below. • Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78) or you may visit http://www.dot.gov/privacy.html. • Docket: For access to the docket to read comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov or the street address listed above. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 366–9322 before coming. Follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information or access to background documents, contact Kristin Rosenthal, Highway Safety Specialist, Safety Countermeasures Division, Office of Research and Program Development, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, W44–213, Washington, DC 20590. Ms. Rosenthal’s phone number is 202–366–8995, and her email address is Kristin.Rosenthal@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), before an agency submits a proposed collection of information to OMB for approval, it must publish a document in the Federal Register providing a 60-day comment period and otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of information. The OMB has promulgated regulations describing what must be included in such a document. Under OMB’s regulations (at 5 CFR 1320. 8(d)), an agency must ask for public comment on the following: (i) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) how to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) how to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. In compliance with these requirements, NHTSA asks for public comment on the following proposed collection of information for which the agency is seeking approval from OMB: Title: Motorcycle Rider Segmentation Study OMB Control Number/Type: New. Form Number(s): NHTSA Form 1560, NHTSA Form 1561, NHTSA Form 1562, NHTSA Form 1563, NHTSA Form 1564, NHTSA Form 1565, NHTSA Form 1566, NHTSA Form 1565, and NHTSA Form 1568. Type of Information Collection Request: New collection. Type of Review Requested: Regular. Requested Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from date of approval. Summary of the Collection of Information: Title 23, United States Code, Chapter 4, Section 403 gives the Secretary authorization to use funds appropriated to carry out this section to conduct research and development activities, including demonstration projects and the collection and analysis of highway and motor vehicle safety data and related information with respect to all aspects of highway and traffic safety systems and conditions relating to vehicle, highway, driver, passenger, motorcyclist, bicyclist, and pedestrian characteristics; accident causation and investigations; and human behavioral factors and their effect on highway and traffic safety, including impaired driving. NHTSA is seeking approval to collect information through web-based surveys and intercept surveys (data will be entered into an electronic tablet) from motorcycle riders (the person operating the motorcycle) and passengers (a person seated on, but not operating, the motorcycle) in five defined risk-taking segments (males who ride while impaired, males and females who ride without using personal protective equipment, males who speed when they ride, males who stopped riding for a period of time and are returning to riding, and females who are passengers on motorcycles). These five segments are identified in detail in Table 1. TABLE 1—MOTORCYCLE SURVEY SEGMENTS Segment Type Sex Age Bike Target group 1 ............... 2 ............... Solo Rider ....... Solo Rider ....... Male ................ Male and Female. 40 or older ...... 40 or older ...... Cruiser ............ Cruiser ............ Rides while impaired ....... Rides while impaired ....... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Mar 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00157 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM Survey focus 08MRN1 Impaired Driving. Helmet & Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). 13436 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 43 / Monday, March 8, 2021 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES TABLE 1—MOTORCYCLE SURVEY SEGMENTS—Continued Segment Type Sex Age Bike Target group Survey focus 3 ............... Female ............ 18 or older ...... Any type ......... 4 ............... Nonowner rider (i.e., passenger). Solo Rider ....... Male ................ 40 or older ...... Any type ......... Passenger of rider who is impaired or speeds, lack of PPE. Returning rider ................ 5 ............... Solo Rider ....... Male ................ 29 or younger Sport ............... Regularly speeds in traffic Impaired driving, female empowerment to make their own decisions. Risk assessment (i.e., engine cylinder volume, exposure, retraining). Risk assessment (i.e., variable speed, PPE). The purpose of this effort is to study these five segments of the motorcycle rider/passenger population to better understand each segment’s unique safety challenges and risks and, ultimately, provide reliable information for NHTSA’s development of a longrange intervention program. At a minimum, the envisioned long-range intervention program would include relevant messaging based on survey focus (messaging meant to reduce risks such as riding while impaired, speeding, lack of personal protective equipment and helmet use, lack of training, and unfamiliar motorcycle dynamics). For female passengers, messaging may involve empowerment to make their own decisions and encouragement to not get on a motorcycle with a rider who is impaired or undertakes risky behaviors. Additional risk factors may be described and addressed as a result of the research. The empirical results from this study are intended to promote datadriven decision-making regarding messaging and other safety program activities targeting the five motorcycle rider/passenger segments. Information from riders will be collected from five States: California, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, and Washington. NHTSA proposes to collect information from approximately 1,000 riders in each of the four rider-based segments (total of 4,000 respondents). In order to reach this sample size, NHTSA intends to distribute the surveys to up to 10,000 people per segment. Information will be collected for up to two segments per State, but no person will receive more than one survey. Information for the female-passenger segment will be collected during a yetto-be-determined large motorcycle event, such as the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota or Bike Week in Daytona, Florida. NHTSA will conduct a pilot of each survey with nine (9) representatives of each rider segment prior to conducting the actual survey. The pilot will be conducted in the same manner as the actual survey, with the same States VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Mar 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 participating. The pilot for the female passenger survey will be conducted at a smaller-scale motorcycle event. Participants for the web-based survey will first receive a letter inviting them to complete the survey. Participants will receive a letter via the United States Postal Service (USPS) because DMV records are unlikely to have email addresses for everyone. The paper invitation will direct participants to a website to fill out the survey. The invitation will include the link to the survey (participants would have to type this into their browser), a QR code that the participant can scan to get to the online survey, and a PIN unique to each participant that they must enter when they go to the online survey. To reduce the handling of personally identifiable information (PII), each State DMV or licensing agency will handle the mailing of the survey invitation letter to motorcycle owners based on motorcycle registrations, age, citations related to the particular segment (i.e., driving while impaired, speeding, or failure to wear a helmet), and gender specific to each segment. NHTSA will provide a memorandum of understanding with each State agency that will describe the process for distributing the survey information and the sharing of data. NHTSA has funding available to compensate each State for this effort. For the female passenger intercept surveys, researchers will attend the selected event and ask female attendees if they would be willing to complete a survey for which they will be compensated. All surveys will be completed on a one-on-one basis with each respondent, with respondents entering their data in the survey via electronic device. The surveys will begin with a set of screening questions to ensure the respondent fits within the corresponding segment being studied and will exclude participants who do not fit into the segment. All people who receive an invitation to the survey will receive a $1 noncontingent incentive, and those who complete the survey will receive a $25 gift card. At the end of the PO 00000 Frm 00158 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 survey, the participant will receive a link to receive a TANGO Card,1 which allows for electronic or hard-copy delivery, never expires, and has no fees associated with purchase or use. Participants can choose to select their digital gift cards from a catalog of retailers such as Walmart, Amazon, Starbucks, Target, restaurants, etc. Incentives can also be turned over to charitable organizations if desired by the participant. Following the screening questions, the respondents will be given approximately 40–60 questions specific to the survey’s associated segment. The questions will be a combination of multiple choice, fill in the blank, and Likert scale (a five-point scale that is used to allow the respondent to express how much they agree or disagree with a particular statement), and may include responding to sounds and/or images. The survey website will be developed to be Section 508 compliant. The survey will be hosted in a secure environment and will not collect any PII. Each respondent will enter his or her unique identifier, which will be used to ensure each respondent only responds once and will also enable the data to be tied to specific driver information such as impaired driving arrests, crashes, or failure to wear a helmet, where such data may be obtained. This collection is solely reporting, and there are no record-keeping costs to the respondents. NHTSA will use the information to produce a technical report that presents the results of the study. The technical report will provide aggregate (summary) statistics and tables as well as the results of statistical analysis of the information, but it will not include any personal information. The technical report will be shared with State highway safety offices, motorcycle safety advocacy groups and organizations, local governments, and those who develop traffic safety communications that aim to reduce motorcycle-related crashes. The total estimated burden for recruiting 1 https://www.tangocard.com/. E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1 13437 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 43 / Monday, March 8, 2021 / Notices participants by the States (6,676 hours), for reading of the invitation by potential participants (1,400 hours), for pilot testing of all surveys (36 hours) and for 4,500 participants to complete the survey (3,542 hours) is 11,654 total hours. Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use of the Information: NHTSA was established to reduce deaths, injuries, and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes on the Nation’s highways. As part of this statutory mandate, NHTSA is authorized to conduct research for the development of traffic safety programs. While motorcycles account for less than one percent of vehicle miles traveled, in 2017 they accounted for 14 percent of all traffic fatalities.2 Data about motorcyclists may suggest that they are a disproportionally risk-taking population. Twenty-nine percent of motorcyclists killed in collisions were operating without a valid driver’s license, which is higher than the 13 percent for passenger car drivers. Thirty-two percent of all motorcyclist fatalities involved speeding, compared to 18 percent for passenger car drivers. Twenty-eight percent of motorcyclist fatalities had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at or above 0.08 g/ dL; this number increased to 42 percent at night. However, motorcyclists are not a homogeneous group, varying in their reasons for riding, the type of motorcycle they own or ride, the places and times they ride, the personal protective equipment they use, and their risk-taking behavior—all of which impact their safety and risk for certain collision outcomes. NHTSA has identified five segments of the riding population for which risk-taking can be better understood. A data-driven approach to assessing risk-taking will enable NHTSA to strategically and costeffectively target interventions that can improve motorcyclist safety. Affected Public: For segments 1, 2, 4, and 5, surveys will be sent only to people in the respective State DMV database who have a motorcycle endorsement, have received citations related to the particular segment (i.e., driving while impaired, speeding, or failure to wear a helmet), have the specific type of motorcycle specific to the segment (e.g., sport bike), are the defined sex for the segment, and fall within the age range for the segment. For Segment 3, participants will be females in attendance at a large-scale motorcycle event. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,545. Participation in this study will be voluntary, and approximately 40,000 participants will be invited to take the four rider-segment surveys and approximately 2,000 participants will be recruited to take the female passenger intercept survey. It is estimated that 1,000 participants will complete the survey for each of the four rider segments (total of 4,000 participants) and 500 participants will complete the female passenger survey. In addition, 9 participants from each segment will be invited to take the pilot surveys, for a total of 45 pilot participants. Frequency: This survey is a one-time information collection, and there will be no recurrence. Estimated Total Burden Hours Estimated Burden Hours for Participating States The estimated time for States to send invitation letters to all possible respondents is 10 minutes per person. Therefore, multiplying the number of minutes per invitation by the number of invitations to send per segment and rounding, there are 2 hours spent per segment in the pilot (9 invitations × 10 min./60 = 1.5) and 1,667 hours per segment for the full survey (10,000 invitations × 10 min./60 = 1,666.7). The total rounded burden hours for all segments that involve sending an invitation (Segments 1, 2, 4, and 5) is 6,676 hours [8 hours for the pilot (2 hours × 4) and 6,668 hours for the full survey (1,667 hours × 4)]. Each segment will be divided across two States with each State sending surveys to no more than two segments. The total hours per segment for participating States are detailed in Table 2. TABLE 2—ESTIMATED TOTAL BURDEN HOURS FOR PARTICIPATING STATES Time to send invitation per letter (minutes) Segment 1 2 3 4 5 Pilot survey Number of invitation letters Full survey Burden hours per segment Number of invitation letters All surveys (pilot & full) Burden hours per segment Total burden hours per segment Total burden hours per state * ......................... ......................... ......................... ......................... ......................... 10 10 N/A 10 10 9 9 N/A 9 9 2 2 N/A 2 2 10,000 10,000 N/A 10,000 10,000 1,667 1,667 N/A 1,667 1,667 1,669 1,669 N/A 1,669 1,669 835 835 N/A 835 835 Total ........... ........................ 36 8 40,000 6,668 6,676 Max hours per State—1,670. * Each State will send survey invitations to half of the sample size of a segment for up to two segments (e.g., 5,000 participants in Segment 1 and 5,000 participants in Segment 2). The labor cost associated with this collection of information for participating States is derived by (1) applying the appropriate average hourly labor rate published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, (2) dividing by 0.619 (61.9%) 3 for state and local government workers, to obtain the total cost of compensation, and (3) multiplying by the estimated burden hours for each segment. To arrive at the cost per segment for each State, the total segment cost must be divided in half since survey invitations for each segment will be divided across two States, with each State sending surveys to no more than two segments. Labor costs associated with States to send invitation letters are estimated to be $28.09 per hour for ‘‘Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service,’’ 2 https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ ViewPublication/812785. 3 See Table 1. Employer Costs for Employee Compensation by ownership (June 2020), available at https://www.bls.gov/news.release/ecec.t01.htm (accessed November 23, 2020). jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Estimated Total Labor Costs for Participating States VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Mar 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00159 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1 13438 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 43 / Monday, March 8, 2021 / Notices Occupation Code 43–9051, ($17.39 4 per hour ÷ 0.619). The estimated labor cost for participating States for each segment for the pilot is estimated to be $56.18 rounded to $56.00 ($28.09 × 2 hours) and the estimated labor cost for each segment for the full survey is estimated to be $46,826.03 rounded to $46,826 ($28.09 × 1,667 hours). Therefore, the estimated total rounded labor costs for participating States for all segments that involve sending an invitation (Segments 1, 2, 4, and 5) is $187,528 ($224 for the pilot ($56.00 × 4 = $224) and $187,304 for the full survey ($46,826 × 4 = $187,304)). Each State will receive an estimated $10,000 stipend from NHTSA for their assistance with mailing the surveys. The stipend funding has been included in the contract for conducting this survey and is not an additional cost for NHTSA. Additional benefits for a State DMV participation other than the stipend is it provides research that will inform future programs for motorcycle safety. This could lead to programs, resources and product development, and other items that promote motorcycle safety. The maximum estimated labor costs for the burden hours per State is $36,882, after the stipend provided by NHTSA. The burden costs for participating States are detailed in Table 3 below: TABLE 3—ESTIMATED TOTAL LABOR COSTS PER SEGMENT FOR PARTICIPATING STATES Pilot survey Average hourly labor cost Segment 1 2 3 4 5 Burden hours per segment Full survey Labor cost per segment Burden hours per segment All surveys (pilot & full) Labor cost per segment Total labor costs per segment Total labor cost per state ......................... ......................... ......................... ......................... ......................... $28.09 28.09 N/A 28.09 28.09 2 2 N/A 2 2 $56.00 56.00 N/A 56.00 56.00 1,667 1,667 N/A 1,667 1,667 $46,826.00 46,826.00 N/A 46,826.00 46,826.00 $46,882.00 46,882.00 N/A 46,882.00 46,882.00 $23,441.00 23,441.00 N/A 23,441.00 23,441.00 Totals .......... ........................ 8 224.00 6,668 187,304.00 187,528.00 Max Cost Per State—$46,882 less $10,000 NHTSA stipend = $36,882.00. Estimated Burden Hours for Survey Participants and Nonrespondents The total burden hours for potential survey participants are derived by estimating the number of minutes each potential participant would spend on reading the survey invitation and multiplying by the number of potential participants. Approximately 40,000 potential participants will receive an invitation to take one of the four ridersegment surveys and approximately 2,000 potential participants will be recruited to take the female passenger intercept survey. NHTSA estimates that each potential participant will spend up to 2 minutes reading and reviewing the invitation; therefore, the total burden hours for recruiting participants is estimated to be 1,400 hours ((40,000 x 2/60) + (2,000 x 2/60)), as shown in Table 4. TABLE 4—ESTIMATED RECRUITMENT BURDEN HOURS Time to read invitation (minutes) jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Segment Number of potential participants Total time per segment (hours) Riders ........................................................................................................................................... Passengers .................................................................................................................................. 2 2 40,000 2,000 1,333 67 Total Est. Recruitment Burden Hours .................................................................................. ........................ ........................ 1,400 For participants who decide to take the survey, each survey includes approximately 5 minutes for screening questions and between 30 and 50 minutes to take the survey. The estimated time for the pilot participants who take the survey is 36 hours and the estimated time for the full survey participants is 3,542 hours. Therefore, the total burden hours for the full survey for all segments is 3,578 hours (3,281 hours for riders and 297 hours for passengers). The burden hours for respondents are detailed in Table 5. Burden hours were estimated using 1 minute to read the introduction, 30 seconds per multiple choice question, and 1 minute per multiple answer question. 4 See May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates by ownership, Federal, state, and local government including the U.S. Postal Service, available at https:// www.bls.gov/oes/current/999001.htm#43-0000 (accessed November 23, 2020). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Mar 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00160 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1 13439 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 43 / Monday, March 8, 2021 / Notices TABLE 5—ESTIMATED BURDEN HOURS FOR RESPONDENTS Segment 1 2 3 4 5 Pilot survey Estimated time to complete survey Full survey Burden hours per segment Number of respondents Number of respondents Burden hours per segment Total est. burden hours per segment ............................................................... ............................................................... ............................................................... ............................................................... ............................................................... 40 50 35 55 50 9 9 9 9 9 6 8 5 9 8 1,000 1,000 500 1,000 1,000 667 833 292 917 833 673 841 297 926 841 Total .................................................. 230 45 36 4,500 3,542 3,578 Therefore, the total burden hours for survey participants and nonrespondents for the pilot and full survey for all segments is 4,978 hours (1,400 hours for recruitment and 3,578 hours for respondents). Estimated Total Burden Hour Opportunity Costs for Survey Participants The burden hour cost associated with this collection of information for respondents is derived by multiplying the appropriate average American wage published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics by the estimated burden hours for participants for each segment. The average American wage is estimated to be $29.81 per hour for ‘‘all employees on private nonfarm payrolls.5’’ The estimated opportunity cost for participants for each segment for the pilot and full survey is $106,660.00, detailed in Table 6. TABLE 6—ESTIMATED OPPORTUNITY COSTS FOR RESPONDENTS Pilot survey Average hourly wage Segment jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 1 2 3 4 5 Full survey Opportunity cost per segment (rounded) Burden hours per segment Burden hours per segment Opportunity cost per segment (rounded) All surveys (pilot & full) Total opportunity cost per segment (rounded) ............................................................... ............................................................... ............................................................... ............................................................... ............................................................... $29.81 29.81 29.81 29.81 29.81 6 8 5 9 8 $179.00 238.00 149.00 268.00 238.00 667 833 292 917 833 $19,883.00 24,832.00 8,705.00 27,336.00 24,832.00 $20,062.00 25,070.00 8,854.00 27,604.00 25,070.00 Totals ................................................ ........................ 36 1,072.00 3,542 105,588.00 106,660.00 Total Estimated Burden Hours: The total estimated burden for recruiting participants by the States (6,676 hours), for reading of the invitation by potential participants (1,400 hours), for pilot testing of all surveys (36 hours) and for 4,500 participants to complete the survey (3,542 hours) is 11,654 total hours. Total Estimated Burden Cost: Participation in this study is voluntary, and there are no actual costs to respondents beyond the time spent completing the questionnaires. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspects of this information collection, including (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; 5 See Table B–3. Average hourly and weekly earnings of all employees on private nonfarm VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Mar 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 (b) the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 43 (Monday, March 8, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13434-13439]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-04777]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2020-0017]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for 
Comments; Motorcycle Rider Segmentation Study

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 
Department of Transportation (DOT).

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ACTION: Notice and request for public comment on a proposed new 
collection of information.

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SUMMARY: NHTSA invites public comments about our intention to request 
approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a new 
collection of information. Before a Federal agency can collect certain 
information from the public, it must receive approval from OMB. Under 
procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before 
seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on 
proposed collections of information, including extensions and 
reinstatements of previously approved collections. This document 
describes an Information Collection Request (ICR) on a motorcycle rider 
segmentation study for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 7, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Docket Number NHTSA-
2020-0017 through any of the following methods:
     Electronic submissions: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility. M-30, U.S. Department of 
Transportation. 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: Docket Management, U.S. 
Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, 
Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except on Federal holidays. To be sure someone is there 
to help you, please call (202) 366-9322 before coming.
     Fax: (202) 493-2251.
    Instructions: Each submission must include the agency name and the 
docket number for this notice. Note that all comments received will be 
posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov including any 
personal information provided. Please see the Privacy heading below.
     Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form 
of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the 
individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted 
on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may 
review DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register 
published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477-78) or you may visit http://www.dot.gov/privacy.html.
     Docket: For access to the docket to read comments 
received, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the street address listed 
above. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 366-
9322 before coming. Follow the online instructions for accessing the 
dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information or access 
to background documents, contact Kristin Rosenthal, Highway Safety 
Specialist, Safety Countermeasures Division, Office of Research and 
Program Development, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, W44-213, Washington, DC 20590. Ms. 
Rosenthal's phone number is 202-366-8995, and her email address is 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), before an agency submits a proposed 
collection of information to OMB for approval, it must publish a 
document in the Federal Register providing a 60-day comment period and 
otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies 
concerning each proposed collection of information. The OMB has 
promulgated regulations describing what must be included in such a 
document. Under OMB's regulations (at 5 CFR 1320. 8(d)), an agency must 
ask for public comment on the following: (i) whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
the functions of the agency, including whether the information will 
have practical utility; (ii) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of 
the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) how to enhance 
the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; 
and (iv) how to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submission of responses. In compliance with these requirements, NHTSA 
asks for public comment on the following proposed collection of 
information for which the agency is seeking approval from OMB:
    Title: Motorcycle Rider Segmentation Study
    OMB Control Number/Type: New.
    Form Number(s): NHTSA Form 1560, NHTSA Form 1561, NHTSA Form 1562, 
NHTSA Form 1563, NHTSA Form 1564, NHTSA Form 1565, NHTSA Form 1566, 
NHTSA Form 1565, and NHTSA Form 1568.
    Type of Information Collection Request: New collection.
    Type of Review Requested: Regular.
    Requested Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from date of 
approval.
    Summary of the Collection of Information: Title 23, United States 
Code, Chapter 4, Section 403 gives the Secretary authorization to use 
funds appropriated to carry out this section to conduct research and 
development activities, including demonstration projects and the 
collection and analysis of highway and motor vehicle safety data and 
related information with respect to all aspects of highway and traffic 
safety systems and conditions relating to vehicle, highway, driver, 
passenger, motorcyclist, bicyclist, and pedestrian characteristics; 
accident causation and investigations; and human behavioral factors and 
their effect on highway and traffic safety, including impaired driving. 
NHTSA is seeking approval to collect information through web-based 
surveys and intercept surveys (data will be entered into an electronic 
tablet) from motorcycle riders (the person operating the motorcycle) 
and passengers (a person seated on, but not operating, the motorcycle) 
in five defined risk-taking segments (males who ride while impaired, 
males and females who ride without using personal protective equipment, 
males who speed when they ride, males who stopped riding for a period 
of time and are returning to riding, and females who are passengers on 
motorcycles). These five segments are identified in detail in Table 1.

                                                           Table 1--Motorcycle Survey Segments
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      Segment                 Type                   Sex                   Age                  Bike              Target group          Survey focus
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1..................  Solo Rider...........  Male................  40 or older.........  Cruiser.............  Rides while impaired  Impaired Driving.
2..................  Solo Rider...........  Male and Female.....  40 or older.........  Cruiser.............  Rides while impaired  Helmet & Personal
                                                                                                                                     Protective
                                                                                                                                     Equipment (PPE).

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3..................  Nonowner rider (i.e.,  Female..............  18 or older.........  Any type............  Passenger of rider    Impaired driving,
                      passenger).                                                                              who is impaired or    female empowerment
                                                                                                               speeds, lack of PPE.  to make their own
                                                                                                                                     decisions.
4..................  Solo Rider...........  Male................  40 or older.........  Any type............  Returning rider.....  Risk assessment
                                                                                                                                     (i.e., engine
                                                                                                                                     cylinder volume,
                                                                                                                                     exposure,
                                                                                                                                     retraining).
5..................  Solo Rider...........  Male................  29 or younger.......  Sport...............  Regularly speeds in   Risk assessment
                                                                                                               traffic.              (i.e., variable
                                                                                                                                     speed, PPE).
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    The purpose of this effort is to study these five segments of the 
motorcycle rider/passenger population to better understand each 
segment's unique safety challenges and risks and, ultimately, provide 
reliable information for NHTSA's development of a long-range 
intervention program. At a minimum, the envisioned long-range 
intervention program would include relevant messaging based on survey 
focus (messaging meant to reduce risks such as riding while impaired, 
speeding, lack of personal protective equipment and helmet use, lack of 
training, and unfamiliar motorcycle dynamics). For female passengers, 
messaging may involve empowerment to make their own decisions and 
encouragement to not get on a motorcycle with a rider who is impaired 
or undertakes risky behaviors. Additional risk factors may be described 
and addressed as a result of the research. The empirical results from 
this study are intended to promote data-driven decision-making 
regarding messaging and other safety program activities targeting the 
five motorcycle rider/passenger segments.
    Information from riders will be collected from five States: 
California, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, and Washington. NHTSA 
proposes to collect information from approximately 1,000 riders in each 
of the four rider-based segments (total of 4,000 respondents). In order 
to reach this sample size, NHTSA intends to distribute the surveys to 
up to 10,000 people per segment. Information will be collected for up 
to two segments per State, but no person will receive more than one 
survey. Information for the female-passenger segment will be collected 
during a yet-to-be-determined large motorcycle event, such as the 
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota or Bike Week in Daytona, 
Florida.
    NHTSA will conduct a pilot of each survey with nine (9) 
representatives of each rider segment prior to conducting the actual 
survey. The pilot will be conducted in the same manner as the actual 
survey, with the same States participating. The pilot for the female 
passenger survey will be conducted at a smaller-scale motorcycle event.
    Participants for the web-based survey will first receive a letter 
inviting them to complete the survey. Participants will receive a 
letter via the United States Postal Service (USPS) because DMV records 
are unlikely to have email addresses for everyone. The paper invitation 
will direct participants to a website to fill out the survey. The 
invitation will include the link to the survey (participants would have 
to type this into their browser), a QR code that the participant can 
scan to get to the online survey, and a PIN unique to each participant 
that they must enter when they go to the online survey. To reduce the 
handling of personally identifiable information (PII), each State DMV 
or licensing agency will handle the mailing of the survey invitation 
letter to motorcycle owners based on motorcycle registrations, age, 
citations related to the particular segment (i.e., driving while 
impaired, speeding, or failure to wear a helmet), and gender specific 
to each segment. NHTSA will provide a memorandum of understanding with 
each State agency that will describe the process for distributing the 
survey information and the sharing of data. NHTSA has funding available 
to compensate each State for this effort.
    For the female passenger intercept surveys, researchers will attend 
the selected event and ask female attendees if they would be willing to 
complete a survey for which they will be compensated. All surveys will 
be completed on a one-on-one basis with each respondent, with 
respondents entering their data in the survey via electronic device.
    The surveys will begin with a set of screening questions to ensure 
the respondent fits within the corresponding segment being studied and 
will exclude participants who do not fit into the segment. All people 
who receive an invitation to the survey will receive a $1 noncontingent 
incentive, and those who complete the survey will receive a $25 gift 
card. At the end of the survey, the participant will receive a link to 
receive a TANGO Card,\1\ which allows for electronic or hard-copy 
delivery, never expires, and has no fees associated with purchase or 
use. Participants can choose to select their digital gift cards from a 
catalog of retailers such as Walmart, Amazon, Starbucks, Target, 
restaurants, etc. Incentives can also be turned over to charitable 
organizations if desired by the participant.
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    Following the screening questions, the respondents will be given 
approximately 40-60 questions specific to the survey's associated 
segment. The questions will be a combination of multiple choice, fill 
in the blank, and Likert scale (a five-point scale that is used to 
allow the respondent to express how much they agree or disagree with a 
particular statement), and may include responding to sounds and/or 
images. The survey website will be developed to be Section 508 
compliant. The survey will be hosted in a secure environment and will 
not collect any PII. Each respondent will enter his or her unique 
identifier, which will be used to ensure each respondent only responds 
once and will also enable the data to be tied to specific driver 
information such as impaired driving arrests, crashes, or failure to 
wear a helmet, where such data may be obtained.
    This collection is solely reporting, and there are no record-
keeping costs to the respondents. NHTSA will use the information to 
produce a technical report that presents the results of the study. The 
technical report will provide aggregate (summary) statistics and tables 
as well as the results of statistical analysis of the information, but 
it will not include any personal information. The technical report will 
be shared with State highway safety offices, motorcycle safety advocacy 
groups and organizations, local governments, and those who develop 
traffic safety communications that aim to reduce motorcycle-related 
crashes. The total estimated burden for recruiting

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participants by the States (6,676 hours), for reading of the invitation 
by potential participants (1,400 hours), for pilot testing of all 
surveys (36 hours) and for 4,500 participants to complete the survey 
(3,542 hours) is 11,654 total hours.
    Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use of the 
Information: NHTSA was established to reduce deaths, injuries, and 
economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes on the Nation's 
highways. As part of this statutory mandate, NHTSA is authorized to 
conduct research for the development of traffic safety programs. While 
motorcycles account for less than one percent of vehicle miles 
traveled, in 2017 they accounted for 14 percent of all traffic 
fatalities.\2\ Data about motorcyclists may suggest that they are a 
disproportionally risk-taking population. Twenty-nine percent of 
motorcyclists killed in collisions were operating without a valid 
driver's license, which is higher than the 13 percent for passenger car 
drivers. Thirty-two percent of all motorcyclist fatalities involved 
speeding, compared to 18 percent for passenger car drivers. Twenty-
eight percent of motorcyclist fatalities had a blood alcohol 
concentration (BAC) at or above 0.08 g/dL; this number increased to 42 
percent at night.
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    However, motorcyclists are not a homogeneous group, varying in 
their reasons for riding, the type of motorcycle they own or ride, the 
places and times they ride, the personal protective equipment they use, 
and their risk-taking behavior--all of which impact their safety and 
risk for certain collision outcomes. NHTSA has identified five segments 
of the riding population for which risk-taking can be better 
understood. A data-driven approach to assessing risk-taking will enable 
NHTSA to strategically and cost-effectively target interventions that 
can improve motorcyclist safety.
    Affected Public: For segments 1, 2, 4, and 5, surveys will be sent 
only to people in the respective State DMV database who have a 
motorcycle endorsement, have received citations related to the 
particular segment (i.e., driving while impaired, speeding, or failure 
to wear a helmet), have the specific type of motorcycle specific to the 
segment (e.g., sport bike), are the defined sex for the segment, and 
fall within the age range for the segment. For Segment 3, participants 
will be females in attendance at a large-scale motorcycle event.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,545.
    Participation in this study will be voluntary, and approximately 
40,000 participants will be invited to take the four rider-segment 
surveys and approximately 2,000 participants will be recruited to take 
the female passenger intercept survey. It is estimated that 1,000 
participants will complete the survey for each of the four rider 
segments (total of 4,000 participants) and 500 participants will 
complete the female passenger survey. In addition, 9 participants from 
each segment will be invited to take the pilot surveys, for a total of 
45 pilot participants.
    Frequency: This survey is a one-time information collection, and 
there will be no recurrence.

Estimated Total Burden Hours

Estimated Burden Hours for Participating States

    The estimated time for States to send invitation letters to all 
possible respondents is 10 minutes per person. Therefore, multiplying 
the number of minutes per invitation by the number of invitations to 
send per segment and rounding, there are 2 hours spent per segment in 
the pilot (9 invitations x 10 min./60 = 1.5) and 1,667 hours per 
segment for the full survey (10,000 invitations x 10 min./60 = 
1,666.7). The total rounded burden hours for all segments that involve 
sending an invitation (Segments 1, 2, 4, and 5) is 6,676 hours [8 hours 
for the pilot (2 hours x 4) and 6,668 hours for the full survey (1,667 
hours x 4)]. Each segment will be divided across two States with each 
State sending surveys to no more than two segments. The total hours per 
segment for participating States are detailed in Table 2.

                                             Table 2--Estimated Total Burden Hours for Participating States
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                                                             Pilot survey                     Full survey                All surveys (pilot & full)
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              Segment                 invitation       Number of                       Number of                     Total burden
                                      per letter      invitation     Burden  hours    invitation     Burden  hours     hours per     Total burden  hours
                                       (minutes)        letters      per  segment       letters      per  segment       segment         per  state *
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1.................................              10               9               2          10,000           1,667           1,669  835
2.................................              10               9               2          10,000           1,667           1,669  835
3.................................             N/A             N/A             N/A             N/A             N/A             N/A  N/A
4.................................              10               9               2          10,000           1,667           1,669  835
5.................................              10               9               2          10,000           1,667           1,669  835
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    Total.........................  ..............              36               8          40,000           6,668           6,676  Max hours per State--
                                                                                                                                     1,670.
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* Each State will send survey invitations to half of the sample size of a segment for up to two segments (e.g., 5,000 participants in Segment 1 and
  5,000 participants in Segment 2).

Estimated Total Labor Costs for Participating States

    The labor cost associated with this collection of information for 
participating States is derived by (1) applying the appropriate average 
hourly labor rate published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, (2) 
dividing by 0.619 (61.9%) \3\ for state and local government workers, 
to obtain the total cost of compensation, and (3) multiplying by the 
estimated burden hours for each segment. To arrive at the cost per 
segment for each State, the total segment cost must be divided in half 
since survey invitations for each segment will be divided across two 
States, with each State sending surveys to no more than two segments. 
Labor costs associated with States to send invitation letters are 
estimated to be $28.09 per hour for ``Mail Clerks and Mail Machine 
Operators, Except Postal Service,''

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Occupation Code 43-9051, ($17.39 \4\ per hour / 0.619). The estimated 
labor cost for participating States for each segment for the pilot is 
estimated to be $56.18 rounded to $56.00 ($28.09 x 2 hours) and the 
estimated labor cost for each segment for the full survey is estimated 
to be $46,826.03 rounded to $46,826 ($28.09 x 1,667 hours). Therefore, 
the estimated total rounded labor costs for participating States for 
all segments that involve sending an invitation (Segments 1, 2, 4, and 
5) is $187,528 ($224 for the pilot ($56.00 x 4 = $224) and $187,304 for 
the full survey ($46,826 x 4 = $187,304)). Each State will receive an 
estimated $10,000 stipend from NHTSA for their assistance with mailing 
the surveys. The stipend funding has been included in the contract for 
conducting this survey and is not an additional cost for NHTSA. 
Additional benefits for a State DMV participation other than the 
stipend is it provides research that will inform future programs for 
motorcycle safety. This could lead to programs, resources and product 
development, and other items that promote motorcycle safety. The 
maximum estimated labor costs for the burden hours per State is 
$36,882, after the stipend provided by NHTSA. The burden costs for 
participating States are detailed in Table 3 below:
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    \3\ See Table 1. Employer Costs for Employee Compensation by 
ownership (June 2020), available at https://www.bls.gov/news.release/ecec.t01.htm (accessed November 23, 2020).
    \4\ See May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage 
Estimates by ownership, Federal, state, and local government 
including the U.S. Postal Service, available at https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/999001.htm#43-0000 (accessed November 23, 2020).

                                        Table 3--Estimated Total Labor Costs per Segment for Participating States
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                                                             Pilot survey                     Full survey                All surveys (pilot & full)
                                        Average    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
              Segment                hourly labor                                                                     Total labor
                                         cost        Burden hours   Labor cost per   Burden hours   Labor cost per     costs per      Total labor cost
                                                      per segment       segment       per segment       segment         segment           per state
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1.................................          $28.09               2          $56.00           1,667      $46,826.00      $46,882.00  $23,441.00
2.................................           28.09               2           56.00           1,667       46,826.00       46,882.00  23,441.00
3.................................             N/A             N/A             N/A             N/A             N/A             N/A  N/A
4.................................           28.09               2           56.00           1,667       46,826.00       46,882.00  23,441.00
5.................................           28.09               2           56.00           1,667       46,826.00       46,882.00  23,441.00
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    Totals........................  ..............               8          224.00           6,668      187,304.00      187,528.00  Max Cost Per State--
                                                                                                                                     $46,882 less
                                                                                                                                     $10,000 NHTSA
                                                                                                                                     stipend =
                                                                                                                                     $36,882.00.
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Estimated Burden Hours for Survey Participants and Nonrespondents

    The total burden hours for potential survey participants are 
derived by estimating the number of minutes each potential participant 
would spend on reading the survey invitation and multiplying by the 
number of potential participants. Approximately 40,000 potential 
participants will receive an invitation to take one of the four rider-
segment surveys and approximately 2,000 potential participants will be 
recruited to take the female passenger intercept survey. NHTSA 
estimates that each potential participant will spend up to 2 minutes 
reading and reviewing the invitation; therefore, the total burden hours 
for recruiting participants is estimated to be 1,400 hours ((40,000 x 
2/60) + (2,000 x 2/60)), as shown in Table 4.

                                   Table 4--Estimated Recruitment Burden Hours
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                                                                   Time to read      Number of      Total time
                             Segment                                invitation       potential      per segment
                                                                     (minutes)     participants       (hours)
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Riders..........................................................               2          40,000           1,333
Passengers......................................................               2           2,000              67
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    Total Est. Recruitment Burden Hours.........................  ..............  ..............           1,400
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    For participants who decide to take the survey, each survey 
includes approximately 5 minutes for screening questions and between 30 
and 50 minutes to take the survey. The estimated time for the pilot 
participants who take the survey is 36 hours and the estimated time for 
the full survey participants is 3,542 hours. Therefore, the total 
burden hours for the full survey for all segments is 3,578 hours (3,281 
hours for riders and 297 hours for passengers). The burden hours for 
respondents are detailed in Table 5. Burden hours were estimated using 
1 minute to read the introduction, 30 seconds per multiple choice 
question, and 1 minute per multiple answer question.

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                                                     Table 5--Estimated Burden Hours for Respondents
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                                                             Estimated             Pilot survey                     Full survey
                                                              time to    ----------------------------------------------------------------   Total est.
                         Segment                             complete        Number of     Burden hours      Number of     Burden  hours   burden hours
                                                              survey        respondents    per  segment     respondents    per  segment    per  segment
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1.......................................................              40               9               6           1,000             667             673
2.......................................................              50               9               8           1,000             833             841
3.......................................................              35               9               5             500             292             297
4.......................................................              55               9               9           1,000             917             926
5.......................................................              50               9               8           1,000             833             841
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    Total...............................................             230              45              36           4,500           3,542           3,578
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    Therefore, the total burden hours for survey participants and 
nonrespondents for the pilot and full survey for all segments is 4,978 
hours (1,400 hours for recruitment and 3,578 hours for respondents).

Estimated Total Burden Hour Opportunity Costs for Survey Participants

    The burden hour cost associated with this collection of information 
for respondents is derived by multiplying the appropriate average 
American wage published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics by the 
estimated burden hours for participants for each segment. The average 
American wage is estimated to be $29.81 per hour for ``all employees on 
private nonfarm payrolls.\5\'' The estimated opportunity cost for 
participants for each segment for the pilot and full survey is 
$106,660.00, detailed in Table 6.
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    \5\ See Table B-3. Average hourly and weekly earnings of all 
employees on private nonfarm payrolls by industry sector, seasonally 
adjusted, available at https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t19.htm (accessed January 28, 2021).

                                                  Table 6--Estimated Opportunity Costs for Respondents
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                                                                                   Pilot survey                     Full survey             All surveys
                                                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------- (pilot & full)
                                                                                                                                         ---------------
                                                              Average                       Opportunity                     Opportunity        Total
                         Segment                           hourly  wage    Burden  hours     cost per      Burden  hours     cost per       opportunity
                                                                           per  segment       segment      per  segment       segment        cost per
                                                                                             (rounded)                       (rounded)        segment
                                                                                                                                             (rounded)
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1.......................................................          $29.81               6         $179.00             667      $19,883.00      $20,062.00
2.......................................................           29.81               8          238.00             833       24,832.00       25,070.00
3.......................................................           29.81               5          149.00             292        8,705.00        8,854.00
4.......................................................           29.81               9          268.00             917       27,336.00       27,604.00
5.......................................................           29.81               8          238.00             833       24,832.00       25,070.00
                                                         -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals..............................................  ..............              36        1,072.00           3,542      105,588.00      106,660.00
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    Total Estimated Burden Hours: The total estimated burden for 
recruiting participants by the States (6,676 hours), for reading of the 
invitation by potential participants (1,400 hours), for pilot testing 
of all surveys (36 hours) and for 4,500 participants to complete the 
survey (3,542 hours) is 11,654 total hours.
    Total Estimated Burden Cost: Participation in this study is 
voluntary, and there are no actual costs to respondents beyond the time 
spent completing the questionnaires.
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspects of 
this information collection, including (a) whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
the functions of the Department, including whether the information will 
have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Department's estimate 
of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on respondents, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.

    Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35, as amended; 49 CFR 1.49; and DOT Order 1351.29.

    Issued in Washington, DC.
Nanda Narayanan Srinivasan,
Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development.
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