Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection: Motor Carrier Identification Report, 71705-71706 [2021-27306]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 240 / Friday, December 17, 2021 / Notices information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the performance of FMCSA’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for the FMCSA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. Issued under the authority of 9 CFR 1.87. Thomas P. Keane, Associate Administrator, Office of Research and Registration. [FR Doc. 2021–27307 Filed 12–16–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2021–0158] Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection: Motor Carrier Identification Report Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment. FMCSA requests approval to revise an ICR titled, ‘‘Motor Carrier Identification Report,’’ which is used to identify FMCSA regulated entities, help prioritize the agency’s activities, aid in assessing the safety outcomes of those activities, and for statistical purposes. This ICR is necessary to ensure regulated entities are registered with the DOT. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before February 15, 2022. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2021–0158 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Dockets Operations; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Dec 16, 2021 Jkt 256001 • Hand Delivery or Courier: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and docket number. For detailed instructions on submitting comments, see the Public Participation heading below. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to https:// www.regulations.gov, and follow the online instructions for accessing the docket, or go to the street address listed above. Privacy Act: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. Public Participation: The Federal eRulemaking Portal is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. You can obtain electronic submission and retrieval help and guidelines under the ‘‘FAQ’’ section of the Federal eRulemaking Portal website. If you want us to notify you that we received your comments, please include a selfaddressed, stamped envelope or postcard, or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments online. Comments received after the comment closing date will be included in the docket and will be considered to the extent practicable. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jeffrey Secrist, Office of Registration and Safety Information, Department of Transportation, FMCSA, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202–385–2367; email Jeffrey.secrist@ dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: Title 49, United States Code Section 504(b)(2) provides the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) with authority to require carriers, lessors, associations, or classes of these entities to file annual, periodic, and special reports containing answers to questions asked by the Secretary. The Secretary may also prescribe the form of PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71705 records required to be prepared or compiled and the time period during which records must be preserved (See § 504(b)(1) and (d)). FMCSA will use this data to administer its safety programs using a database of entities that are subject to its regulations. This database necessitates that these entities notify FMCSA of their existence. For example, under 49 CFR 390.19(a), FMCSA requires all motor carriers beginning operations to file a Form MCS–150 titled, ‘‘Motor Carrier Identification Report,’’ or MCS–150B titled, ‘‘Combined Motor Carrier Identification Report and HM Permit Applications.’’ This report is filed by all motor carriers conducting operations in interstate, intrastate transporting hazardous materials or international commerce before beginning operations. It asks the respondent to provide the name of the business entity that owns and controls the motor carrier operation; address and telephone of principal place of business; assigned identification number(s), type of operation, types of cargo usually transported; number of vehicles owned, term leased and trip leased; driver information; and certification statement signed by an individual authorized to sign documents on behalf of the business entity. Existing applicants will use the MCS–150 or MCS–150B to update their information in the Motor Carrier Management Information System. Applicants filing for the first time will be required to file on-line. Form MCS–150 or MCS–150B will be used for Mexico-domiciled carriers that seek authority to operate beyond the United States municipalities on the United States-Mexico border and their commercial zones. The information collected from the respondents is readily available to the public. This revised ICR captures the burden of continued use of the MCS–150 or MCS– 150B for motor carriers updating their registration information and for the registration of Mexico-domiciled carriers. Title: Motor Carrier Identification Report. OMB Control Number: 2126–0013. Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Motor carriers, freight forwarders, intermodal equipment providers, brokers, motor carriers with hazardous materials safety permit, cargo tank facilities and Mexican motor carriers. Estimated Number of Responses: 688,732 responses [683,452 responses for 1C–1 + 3,241 responses for 1C–2 + 2,039 responses for 1C–3]. E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 71706 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 240 / Friday, December 17, 2021 / Notices Estimated Time per Response: IC–1: 20 minutes for new filings and 7.5 minutes for biennial updates and changes to complete the Form MCS– 150. IC–2: 26 minutes for new filings and 5 minutes for biennial updates and changes to complete the Form MCS– 150B. IC–3: 20 minutes for new filings and 7.5 minutes for biennial updates and changes to complete the Form MCS–150C. Expiration Date: July 31, 2022. Frequency of Response: On occasion and biennially. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 116,072 hours [114,864 hours for IC–1 + 530 hours for IC–2 + 678 hours for IC– 3]. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the performance of FMCSA’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for FMCSA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The Agency will summarize or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this ICR. Issued under the authority of 49 CFR 1.87. Thomas P. Keane, Associate Administrator, Office of Research and Registration. [FR Doc. 2021–27306 Filed 12–16–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P Dated: Dec. 13, 2021. John A. Lipold, Designated Federal Official, IRS Office of National Public Liaison. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Notice of Meeting [FR Doc. 2021–27342 Filed 12–16–21; 8:45 am] Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) will hold a public meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, from 4 to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held virtually via ZoomGov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Sean Parman, Office of National Public Liaison, at (202) 317–6247, or send an email to publicliaison@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1988), jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Dec 16, 2021 that a public meeting of the ETAAC will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, to discuss topics that may be recommended for inclusion in a future report of the Committee. The meeting will be held from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. It will take place via ZoomGov. To register and receive the meeting link, members of the public may contact Mr. Sean Parman by calling 202–317– 6247 or sending an email to PublicLiaison@irs.gov. The ETAAC was established under statute to provide continuing advice to the IRS regarding the IRS organizational strategy for electronic tax administration. The Committee discusses issues pertaining to electronic tax administration, including the prevention of identity theft and refund fraud. It supports the overriding goal that paperless filing should be the preferred and most convenient method of filing tax and information returns. ETAAC members convey the public’s perceptions of IRS electronic tax administration activities, offer constructive observations about current or proposed policies, programs and procedures, and suggest improvements. Time permitting, prior to the close of the meeting, interested persons may make oral statements germane to the Committee’s work. Anyone wishing to make an oral statement should contact Mr. Sean Parman at PublicLiaison@ irs.gov and include the written text or an outline of the proposed comments. In addition, members of the public may submit written statements by sending to: PublicLiaison@irs.gov. Jkt 256001 BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0098] Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Dependents’ Application for VA Education Benefits Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden and it includes the actual data collection instrument. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. Refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0098. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maribel Aponte, Office of Enterprise and Integration, Data Governance Analytics (008), 1717 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20006, (202) 266–4688 or email maribel.aponte@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0098’’ in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 38 U.S.C. 3311 (as amended by Pub. L. 113–146, section 701, effective August 7, 2014), 3513, 3697A, 5113, 5101, 5102, and 5103; 38 CFR 21.3030 and 21.9510. Title: Dependents’ Application for VA Education Benefits. OMB Control Number: 2900–0098. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA claims examiners use the information from this collection to help determine whether an applying individual qualifies for DEA or Fry Scholarship benefits. The information will also be used to determine if the program of education the applicant wishes to pursue is approved for educational assistance. The information on the form can be obtained only from the claimant, and a determination cannot be made without the information. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published at 86 FR 195 on October 13, 2021, pages 57000 and 57001. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Annual Burden: 47,855 hours. Estimated Average Burden Time per Respondent: 45 minutes. DATES: E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 240 (Friday, December 17, 2021)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2021-0158]


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

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Department 
of Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA 
announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) 
described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its 
review and approval and invites public comment. FMCSA requests approval 
to revise an ICR titled, ``Motor Carrier Identification Report,'' which 
is used to identify FMCSA regulated entities, help prioritize the 
agency's activities, aid in assessing the safety outcomes of those 
activities, and for statistical purposes. This ICR is necessary to 
ensure regulated entities are registered with the DOT.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before February 
15, 2022.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA-2021-0158 using any of the 
following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Mail: Dockets Operations; U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. e.t., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and 
docket number. For detailed instructions on submitting comments, see 
the Public Participation heading below. Note that all comments received 
will be posted without change to https://www.regulations.gov, including 
any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading 
below.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to https://www.regulations.gov, and follow the 
online instructions for accessing the docket, or go to the street 
address listed above.
    Privacy Act: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits 
comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT 
posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information 
the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the 
system of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at 
www.dot.gov/privacy.
    Public Participation: The Federal eRulemaking Portal is available 
24 hours each day, 365 days each year. You can obtain electronic 
submission and retrieval help and guidelines under the ``FAQ'' section 
of the Federal eRulemaking Portal website. If you want us to notify you 
that we received your comments, please include a self-addressed, 
stamped envelope or postcard, or print the acknowledgement page that 
appears after submitting comments online. Comments received after the 
comment closing date will be included in the docket and will be 
considered to the extent practicable.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jeffrey Secrist, Office of 
Registration and Safety Information, Department of Transportation, 
FMCSA, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, 
DC 20590. Telephone: 202-385-2367; email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: Title 49, United States Code 
Section 504(b)(2) provides the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) 
with authority to require carriers, lessors, associations, or classes 
of these entities to file annual, periodic, and special reports 
containing answers to questions asked by the Secretary. The Secretary 
may also prescribe the form of records required to be prepared or 
compiled and the time period during which records must be preserved 
(See Sec.  504(b)(1) and (d)). FMCSA will use this data to administer 
its safety programs using a database of entities that are subject to 
its regulations. This database necessitates that these entities notify 
FMCSA of their existence. For example, under 49 CFR 390.19(a), FMCSA 
requires all motor carriers beginning operations to file a Form MCS-150 
titled, ``Motor Carrier Identification Report,'' or MCS-150B titled, 
``Combined Motor Carrier Identification Report and HM Permit 
Applications.'' This report is filed by all motor carriers conducting 
operations in interstate, intrastate transporting hazardous materials 
or international commerce before beginning operations. It asks the 
respondent to provide the name of the business entity that owns and 
controls the motor carrier operation; address and telephone of 
principal place of business; assigned identification number(s), type of 
operation, types of cargo usually transported; number of vehicles 
owned, term leased and trip leased; driver information; and 
certification statement signed by an individual authorized to sign 
documents on behalf of the business entity. Existing applicants will 
use the MCS-150 or MCS-150B to update their information in the Motor 
Carrier Management Information System. Applicants filing for the first 
time will be required to file on-line. Form MCS-150 or MCS-150B will be 
used for Mexico-domiciled carriers that seek authority to operate 
beyond the United States municipalities on the United States-Mexico 
border and their commercial zones. The information collected from the 
respondents is readily available to the public. This revised ICR 
captures the burden of continued use of the MCS-150 or MCS-150B for 
motor carriers updating their registration information and for the 
registration of Mexico-domiciled carriers.
    Title: Motor Carrier Identification Report.
    OMB Control Number: 2126-0013.
    Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Motor carriers, freight forwarders, intermodal 
equipment providers, brokers, motor carriers with hazardous materials 
safety permit, cargo tank facilities and Mexican motor carriers.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 688,732 responses [683,452 responses 
for 1C-1 + 3,241 responses for 1C-2 + 2,039 responses for 1C-3].

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    Estimated Time per Response: IC-1: 20 minutes for new filings and 
7.5 minutes for biennial updates and changes to complete the Form MCS-
150. IC-2: 26 minutes for new filings and 5 minutes for biennial 
updates and changes to complete the Form MCS-150B. IC-3: 20 minutes for 
new filings and 7.5 minutes for biennial updates and changes to 
complete the Form MCS-150C.
    Expiration Date: July 31, 2022.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion and biennially.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 116,072 hours [114,864 hours for IC-
1 + 530 hours for IC-2 + 678 hours for IC-3].
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed 
collection is necessary for the performance of FMCSA's functions; (2) 
the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for FMCSA to enhance the 
quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) 
ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of 
the collected information. The Agency will summarize or include your 
comments in the request for OMB's clearance of this ICR.

    Issued under the authority of 49 CFR 1.87.
Thomas P. Keane,
Associate Administrator, Office of Research and Registration.
[FR Doc. 2021-27306 Filed 12-16-21; 8:45 am]
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