Agency Information Collection Activities; Approval of a New Information Collection Request; Waiver and Exemption Requirements, 71704-71705 [2021-27307]

Download as PDF 71704 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 240 / Friday, December 17, 2021 / Notices the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M–30; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W12–140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590– 0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at (202) 493–2251. Privacy: 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 http://www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at http://www.dot.gov/ privacy. Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at http://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or go to the Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590–0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tiffany Jackson, 202–267–3796, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. Issued in Washington, DC. Caitlin Locke, Acting Executive Deputy Director, Office of Rulemaking. requirements in accordance with part 61 for their B–707 pilots. [FR Doc. 2021–27350 Filed 12–16–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2021–0107] Agency Information Collection Activities; Approval of a New Information Collection Request; Waiver and Exemption Requirements Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (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. This notice invites comment on a new information collection titled ‘‘Waiver and Exemption Requirements.’’ The ICR estimates the burden applicants incur to comply with the reporting tasks required for requesting waivers and exemptions. FMCSA has not previously accounted for these burdens. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before January 18, 2022. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pearlie Robinson, Driver and Carrier Operations Division, DOT, FMCSA, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Docket No.: FAA–2021–0798. Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC Petitioner: CASS Professional Services 20590. Telephone: 202–366–4225. Corp. (CPS). Email: MCPSD@dot.gov. Section(s) of 14 CFR Affected: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: §§ 61.57(a)(3) and 61.58(g). Title: Waiver and Exemption Description of Relief Sought: CASS Requirements. Professional Services is petitioning for OMB Control No.: To be determined relief from §§ 61.57(a)(3) and 61.58(g) to by OMB upon OMB approval of the ICR. utilize Boeing KC–135 simulators not Type of Request: New information approved in accordance with part 142, collection. operated by a United States Air Force Respondents: States, State Drivers contractor, for the purposes of meeting Licensing Authorities, individuals, and the currency and evaluation motor carriers. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 Petition for Exemption VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Dec 16, 2021 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Number of Respondents: 131 per year. Estimated Time per Response: 2 minutes to 2 hours. Expiration Date: This is a new information collection request. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 97 burden hours. Background: In 1998, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the predecessor agency of FMCSA, adopted 49 CFR part 381 as an interim final rule (IFR), establishing procedures for applying for waivers, exemptions, and pilot programs (63 FR 67600, December 8, 1998). Section 4007 of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA–21) amended 49 U.S.C. 31315 and 31136(e) to provide authority to the Secretary of Transportation to grant waivers and exemptions from motor carrier safety regulations. Section 4007 of TEA–21 requires that the terms and conditions for all waivers and exemptions likely achieve a level of safety equivalent to or greater than what would be achieved by complying with the safety regulations. In 2004, FMCSA adopted its IFR as final at 49 CFR part 381, consistent with section 4007 of TEA–21 (69 FR 51589, August 20, 2004). The final rule also established procedures that govern how FMCSA reviews, grants, or denies requests for waivers and applications for exemptions. The final rule included requirements for publishing notice of exemption applications in the Federal Register to afford the public an opportunity for comment. There is no statutory requirement to publish Federal Register notices concerning waiver applications. When the waiver and exemption provisions were first adopted, FHWA stated that it would ‘‘consider the information collection requirements for each waiver, exemption, and pilot program and, if necessary, request approval from the Office of Management and Budget for any special recordkeeping requirements associated with the waiver, exemption, or pilot program.’’ (63 FR 67608). FMCSA included a similar statement when finalizing its IFR in 2004 (69 FR 51597). Recently, FMCSA determined that it now receives a sufficient number of waiver and exemption requests per year to require OMB approval. A 60-day notice for public comment was published on August 16, 2021 (86 FR 45803). The comment period for that notice closed on October 15, 2021. There were no comments submitted to the docket. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 240 (Friday, December 17, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 71704-71705]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-27307]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2021-0107]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Approval of a New 
Information Collection Request; Waiver and Exemption Requirements

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (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. This notice invites comment on a new 
information collection titled ``Waiver and Exemption Requirements.'' 
The ICR estimates the burden applicants incur to comply with the 
reporting tasks required for requesting waivers and exemptions. FMCSA 
has not previously accounted for these burdens.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before January 
18, 2022.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pearlie Robinson, Driver and Carrier 
Operations Division, DOT, FMCSA, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202-366-4225. Email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Waiver and Exemption Requirements.
    OMB Control No.: To be determined by OMB upon OMB approval of the 
ICR.
    Type of Request: New information collection.
    Respondents: States, State Drivers Licensing Authorities, 
individuals, and motor carriers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 131 per year.
    Estimated Time per Response: 2 minutes to 2 hours.
    Expiration Date: This is a new information collection request.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 97 burden hours.
    Background: In 1998, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the 
predecessor agency of FMCSA, adopted 49 CFR part 381 as an interim 
final rule (IFR), establishing procedures for applying for waivers, 
exemptions, and pilot programs (63 FR 67600, December 8, 1998). Section 
4007 of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) 
amended 49 U.S.C. 31315 and 31136(e) to provide authority to the 
Secretary of Transportation to grant waivers and exemptions from motor 
carrier safety regulations. Section 4007 of TEA-21 requires that the 
terms and conditions for all waivers and exemptions likely achieve a 
level of safety equivalent to or greater than what would be achieved by 
complying with the safety regulations. In 2004, FMCSA adopted its IFR 
as final at 49 CFR part 381, consistent with section 4007 of TEA-21 (69 
FR 51589, August 20, 2004). The final rule also established procedures 
that govern how FMCSA reviews, grants, or denies requests for waivers 
and applications for exemptions. The final rule included requirements 
for publishing notice of exemption applications in the Federal Register 
to afford the public an opportunity for comment. There is no statutory 
requirement to publish Federal Register notices concerning waiver 
applications.
    When the waiver and exemption provisions were first adopted, FHWA 
stated that it would ``consider the information collection requirements 
for each waiver, exemption, and pilot program and, if necessary, 
request approval from the Office of Management and Budget for any 
special recordkeeping requirements associated with the waiver, 
exemption, or pilot program.'' (63 FR 67608). FMCSA included a similar 
statement when finalizing its IFR in 2004 (69 FR 51597). Recently, 
FMCSA determined that it now receives a sufficient number of waiver and 
exemption requests per year to require OMB approval.
    A 60-day notice for public comment was published on August 16, 2021 
(86 FR 45803). The comment period for that notice closed on October 15, 
2021. There were no comments submitted to the docket.
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this

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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]
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