Agency Information Collection Activities; Emergency Approval of a New Information Collection Request: Apprenticeship Pilot Program, 1001-1003 [2022-00063]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 5 / Friday, January 7, 2022 / Notices According to WNRR, this action is categorically excluded from environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) and from historic reporting requirements under 49 CFR 1105.8(b). Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov. Decided: December 30, 2021. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2022–00069 Filed 1–6–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Membership in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Federal Aviation Administration, (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Solicitation of applications. AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Park Service (NPS) invite interested persons to apply to fill one current and two upcoming vacancies on the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG). This notice invites interested persons to apply for the openings. The current opening is for a representative of Native American tribes. The upcoming openings are for another representative of Native American tribes and a representative of general aviation concerns. DATES: Persons interested in these membership openings will need to apply by February 7, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith Lusk, Special Programs Staff, Federal Aviation Administration, Western-Pacific Region Headquarters, 777 S Aviation Boulevard, Suite 150, El Segundo, CA 90245, telephone: (424) 405–7017, email: Keith.Lusk@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: tkelley on DSK125TN23PROD with NOTICE Background The National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000 (the Act) was enacted on April 5, 2000, as Public Law 106–181, and subsequently amended in the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. The Act required the establishment of the advisory group within one year after its enactment. The NPOAG was established in March 2001. The advisory group is comprised of representatives of general aviation, commercial air tour operators, environmental concerns, and Native American tribes. The Administrator of VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Jan 06, 2022 Jkt 256001 the FAA and the Director of NPS (or their designees) serve as ex officio members of the group. Representatives of the Administrator and Director serve alternating 1-year terms as chairman of the advisory group. In accordance with the Act, the advisory group provides ‘‘advice, information, and recommendations to the Administrator and the Director— (1) On the implementation of this title [the Act] and the amendments made by this title; (2) On commonly accepted quiet aircraft technology for use in commercial air tour operations over a national park or tribal lands, which will receive preferential treatment in a given air tour management plan; (3) On other measures that might be taken to accommodate the interests of visitors to national parks; and (4) At the request of the Administrator and the Director, safety, environmental, and other issues related to commercial air tour operations over a national park or tribal lands.’’ Membership The current NPOAG is made up of one member representing general aviation, three members representing the commercial air tour industry, four members representing environmental concerns, and two members representing Native American tribes. Members serve three year terms. Current members of the NPOAG are as follows: Melissa Rudinger representing general aviation; Eric Lincoln, James Viola, and John Becker representing commercial air tour operators; Robert Randall, Dick Hingson, Les Blomberg, and John Eastman representing environmental interests; and Carl Slater representing Native American tribes, with one current opening. The three-year term of Mr. Slater expires on February 18, 2022 and the three-year term of Ms. Rudinger expires on April 3, 2022. Selections In order to retain balance within the NPOAG, the FAA and NPS are seeking candidates interested in filling the one current vacant seat and one upcoming opening representing Native American tribes and the one upcoming seat representing general aviation concerns. The FAA and NPS invite persons interested in these openings on the NPOAG to contact Mr. Keith Lusk (contact information is written above in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Requests to serve on the NPOAG must be made to Mr. Lusk in writing and postmarked or emailed on or before February 7, 2022. Any request to fill one of these seats must describe the PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1001 requestor’s affiliation with general aviation or federally-recognized Native American tribes, as appropriate. The request should also explain what expertise the requestor would bring to the NPOAG as related to issues and concerns with aircraft flights over national parks or tribal lands. The term of service for NPOAG members is 3 years. Members may re-apply for another term. On August 13, 2014, the Office of Management and Budget issued revised guidance regarding the prohibition against appointing or not reappointing federally registered lobbyists to serve on advisory committees (79 FR 47482). Therefore, before appointing an applicant to serve on the NPOAG, the FAA and NPS will require the prospective candidate to certify that they are not a federally registered lobbyist. Issued in El Segundo, CA, on January 4, 2022. Keith Lusk, Program Manager, Special Programs Staff, Western-Pacific Region. [FR Doc. 2022–00098 Filed 1–6–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2022–0002] Agency Information Collection Activities; Emergency Approval of a New Information Collection Request: Apprenticeship Pilot Program Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of request for emergency OMB approval. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the new Information Collection Request (ICR) discussed below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and emergency approval. FMCSA requests that OMB approve this collection by January 13, 2021. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 12, 2022. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within by January 12, 2022 to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. All comments received are part of the public record. Comments will generally SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07JAN1.SGM 07JAN1 tkelley on DSK125TN23PROD with NOTICE 1002 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 5 / Friday, January 7, 2022 / Notices be posted without change. Upon receiving the requested emergency approval by OMB, FMCSA will follow the normal PRA procedures to renew the information collection at its expiration date. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicole Michel, Mathematical Statistician, Research Division, Department of Transportation, FMCSA, West Building, 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590–0001; 202–366–4354; Nicole.michel@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Apprenticeship Pilot Program. OMB Control Number: N/A; this is a new ICR. Type of Request: Request for emergency approval of a new information collection. Respondents: Motor carriers; drivers. Estimated Total Respondents: 44,945 total (4,500 motor carriers and 40,445 commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers); 16,482 annually (3,000 carriers and 13,482 CMV drivers). Estimated Total Responses: Applications: 44,945 total, or 14,982 annually; Data collection for participating carriers: 486,000 total, or 162,000 annually. Estimated Burden Hours: 571,047 total, or 190,349 annually (Motor carriers: 557,250 hours total, or 185,750 hours annually; Drivers: 13,797 hours total, or 4,599 hours annually). Estimated Burden per Response: 20 minutes per response for carrier, apprentice, and experienced driver application forms; 15 minutes per response for safety benchmark certifications; 60 minutes per month per driver for monthly driving and safety data; 90 minutes per month for miscellaneous data submission. Frequency: Once for carrier, apprentice, and experienced driver application forms; twice for safety benchmark certifications; monthly per number of participating drivers for driving and safety data; and monthly for miscellaneous monthly data. Background: Current regulations on driver qualifications (49 CFR part 391.11(b)(1)) state that a driver must be 21 years of age or older to operate a CMV in interstate commerce. Currently, drivers under the age of 21 may operate CMVs only in intrastate commerce subject to State laws and regulations. Section 23022 of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), requires the Secretary of Transportation to conduct a commercial driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program. An ‘‘apprentice’’ is defined as a person under the age of 21 who holds a VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Jan 06, 2022 Jkt 256001 commercial driver’s license (CDL). Under this program, these apprentices will complete two probationary periods, during which they may operate in interstate commerce only under the supervision of an experienced driver in the passenger seat. An experienced driver is defined in Section 23022 as a driver who is not younger than 26 years old, who has held a CDL and been employed for at least the past 2 years, and who has at least 5 years of interstate CMV experience and meets the other safety criteria defined in the IIJA. The first probationary period must include at least 120-hours of on duty time, of which at least 80 hours are driving time in a CMV. To complete this probationary period, the employer must determine competency in: 1. Interstate, city traffic, rural 2-lane, and evening driving; 2. Safety awareness; 3. Speed and space management; 4. Lane control; 5. Mirror scanning; 6. Right and left turns; and 7. Logging and complying with rules relating to hours of service. The second probationary period must include at least 280 hours of on-duty time, including not less than 160 hours driving time in a CMV. To complete this probationary period, the employer must determine competency in: 1. Backing and maneuvering in close quarters; 2. Pre-trip inspections; 3. Fueling procedures; 4. Weighing loads, weight distribution, and sliding tandems; 5. Coupling and uncoupling procedures; and 6. Trip planning, truck routes, map reading, navigation, and permits. After completion of the second probationary period the apprentice may begin operating CMVs in interstate commerce unaccompanied by an experienced driver. In addition to data regarding successful completion of the probationary periods, the IIJA requires data collection for data relating to any incident in which a participating apprentice is involved as well as other data relating to the safety of apprentices. Additional data will include crash data (incident reports, police reports, insurance reports), inspection data, citation data, safety event data (as recorded by all safety systems installed on vehicles, to include advanced driver assistance systems, automatic emergency braking systems, onboard monitoring systems, and forward-facing and in-cab video systems) as well as exposure data (record of duty status logs, on-duty time, driving time, and PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 time spent away from home terminal). This data will be submitted monthly through participating motor carriers. The data collected will be used to report on the following items, as required by section 23022: 1. The findings and conclusions on the ability of technologies or training provided to apprentices as part of the pilot program to successfully improve safety; 2. An analysis of the safety record of participating apprentices as compared to other CMV drivers; 3. The number of drivers that discontinued participation in the apprenticeship program before completion; 4. A comparison of the safety records of participating drivers before, during, and after each probationary period; and 5. A comparison of each participating driver’s average on-duty time, driving time, and time spent away from home terminal before, during, and after each probationary period. FMCSA will monitor the monthly data being reported by the motor carriers and will identify drivers or carriers that may pose a risk to public safety. While removing unsafe drivers or carriers may bias the dataset, it is a necessary feature for FMCSA to comply with 49 CFR 381.505, which requires development of a monitoring plan to ensure adequate safeguards to protect the health and safety of pilot program participants and the general public. Knowing that a driver or carrier was removed from the pilot program for safety reasons will help FMCSA minimize bias in the final data analysis. FMCSA and the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Agency (DOL/ETA) will be partnering in the implementation of the Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program. All motor carriers who are approved for the program by FMCSA will also be required to become Registered Apprenticeships (RAs) under 29 CFR part 29 before they can submit information on their experienced drivers and apprentices. The information collection burden for the DOL/ETA RA Program can be found in approved ICR 1205–0223. The statutory mandate for this pilot program is contained in Section 23022 of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. FMCSA’s regulatory authority for initiation of a pilot program is 49 CFR 381.400. The Apprentice Pilot Program supports the USDOT strategic goal of economic strength while maintaining USDOT and FMCSA’s commitment to safety. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for FMCSA to perform its E:\FR\FM\07JAN1.SGM 07JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 5 / Friday, January 7, 2022 / Notices functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for FMCSA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. Issued under the authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.87. Thomas P. Keane, Associate Administrator, Office of Research and Registration. [FR Doc. 2022–00063 Filed 1–6–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2021–0006–N–18] Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, this notice announces that FRA is forwarding the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the information collection and its expected burden. On October 22, 2021, FRA published a notice providing a 60day period for public comment on the ICR. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before February 7, 2022. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed ICR should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find the particular ICR by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Hodan Wells, Information Collection Clearance Officer at email: Hodan.Wells@dot.gov or telephone: (202) 493–0440. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520, and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR part 1320, require Federal agencies to issue two notices seeking public comment on information collection activities before OMB may approve paperwork packages. tkelley on DSK125TN23PROD with NOTICE SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Jan 06, 2022 Jkt 256001 See 44 U.S.C. 3506, 3507; 5 CFR 1320.8 through 1320.12. On October 22, 2021, FRA published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register soliciting comment on the ICR for which it is now seeking OMB approval. See 86 FR 58721. FRA received no comments in response to this 60-day notice. Before OMB decides whether to approve the proposed collection of information, it must provide 30 days for public comment. Federal law requires OMB to approve or disapprove paperwork packages between 30 and 60 days after the 30-day notice is published. 44 U.S.C. 3507(b)–(c); 5 CFR 1320.10(b); see also 60 FR 44978, 44983 (Aug. 29, 1995). OMB believes the 30day notice informs the regulated community to file relevant comments and affords the agency adequate time to digest public comments before it renders a decision. 60 FR 44983 (Aug. 29, 1995). Therefore, respondents should submit their respective comments to OMB within 30 days of publication to best ensure having their full effect. Comments are invited on the following ICR regarding: (1) Whether the information collection activities are necessary for FRA to properly execute its functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of FRA’s estimates of the burden of the information collection activities, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used to determine the estimates; (3) ways for FRA to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of information collection activities on the public, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The summary below describes the ICR that FRA will submit for OMB clearance as the PRA requires: Title: Railroad Signal System Requirements. OMB Control Number: 2130–0006. Abstract: The information collected under 49 CFR parts 233, 235, and 236 is used by FRA to monitor compliance with FRA’s inspection and testing requirements for signal systems, as well as to review and approve requests to discontinue or materially modify existing signal systems. The information collected is also used by FRA to monitor signal failures (e.g., failure of a signal appliance, device, method, or system to function or indicate as required by 49 CFR part 236 that results in an incorrect signal or other condition hazardous to the movement of a train). For instance: PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 1003 • § 233.5 requires each railroad to report to FRA within 24 hours after learning of an accident or incident arising from signal failure. • § 233.7 requires each railroad to report signal failures within 15 days in accordance with the instructions printed on Form FRA F 6180.14. • § 235.5 requires railroads to apply for FRA approval to discontinue or materially modify railroad signal systems. • § 235.8 allows railroads to seek relief from the requirements in 49 CFR part 236. • § 235.20 describes the protest process, including essential information that must be included in the protest, the address for filing the protest, the time limit for filing the protest, and the requirement that a protestant requesting a public hearing explain why written statements cannot be used to explain his or her position. • § 236.110 requires that the results of signal system tests required under §§ 236.102 through 236.109; §§ 236.376 through 236.387; §§ 236.576 and 236.577; and §§ 236.586 through 236.589 be recorded on pre-printed forms provided by the railroad or by electronic means, subject to FRA approval. • § 236.590 requires railroads to clean and inspect the automatic train stop, train control, or cab signal pneumatic apparatus on locomotives and then record the results of the inspection as required by § 229.29(a) of this chapter. Type of Request: Extension without change (with changes in estimates) of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses. Form(s): FRA F 6180.14.1 Respondent Universe: 754 railroads. Frequency of Submission: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 943,412. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 222,747 hours. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hour Dollar Cost Equivalent: $13,330,408. Under 44 U.S.C. 3507(a) and 5 CFR 1320.5(b) and 1320.8(b)(3)(vi), FRA informs all interested parties that a respondent is not required to respond to, conduct, or sponsor a collection of information that does not display a currently valid OMB control number. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Brett A. Jortland, Deputy Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2022–00108 Filed 1–6–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P 1 FRA made one minor change to Form FRA F 6180.14 by replacing ‘‘mail to’’ with ‘‘email to.’’ E:\FR\FM\07JAN1.SGM 07JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 5 (Friday, January 7, 2022)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2022-0002]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Emergency Approval of a 
New Information Collection Request: Apprenticeship Pilot Program

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

ACTION: Notice of request for emergency OMB approval.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 
this notice announces that the new Information Collection Request (ICR) 
discussed below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review and emergency approval. FMCSA requests that OMB 
approve this collection by January 13, 2021.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 12, 2022.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent within by January 12, 2022 to 
www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. All comments received are part of 
the public record. Comments will generally

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be posted without change. Upon receiving the requested emergency 
approval by OMB, FMCSA will follow the normal PRA procedures to renew 
the information collection at its expiration date.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicole Michel, Mathematical 
Statistician, Research Division, Department of Transportation, FMCSA, 
West Building, 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 
20590-0001; 202-366-4354; [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Apprenticeship Pilot Program.
    OMB Control Number: N/A; this is a new ICR.
    Type of Request: Request for emergency approval of a new 
information collection.
    Respondents: Motor carriers; drivers.
    Estimated Total Respondents: 44,945 total (4,500 motor carriers and 
40,445 commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers); 16,482 annually (3,000 
carriers and 13,482 CMV drivers).
    Estimated Total Responses: Applications: 44,945 total, or 14,982 
annually; Data collection for participating carriers: 486,000 total, or 
162,000 annually.
    Estimated Burden Hours: 571,047 total, or 190,349 annually (Motor 
carriers: 557,250 hours total, or 185,750 hours annually; Drivers: 
13,797 hours total, or 4,599 hours annually).
    Estimated Burden per Response: 20 minutes per response for carrier, 
apprentice, and experienced driver application forms; 15 minutes per 
response for safety benchmark certifications; 60 minutes per month per 
driver for monthly driving and safety data; 90 minutes per month for 
miscellaneous data submission.
    Frequency: Once for carrier, apprentice, and experienced driver 
application forms; twice for safety benchmark certifications; monthly 
per number of participating drivers for driving and safety data; and 
monthly for miscellaneous monthly data.
    Background: Current regulations on driver qualifications (49 CFR 
part 391.11(b)(1)) state that a driver must be 21 years of age or older 
to operate a CMV in interstate commerce. Currently, drivers under the 
age of 21 may operate CMVs only in intrastate commerce subject to State 
laws and regulations.
    Section 23022 of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), 
requires the Secretary of Transportation to conduct a commercial driver 
Apprenticeship Pilot Program. An ``apprentice'' is defined as a person 
under the age of 21 who holds a commercial driver's license (CDL). 
Under this program, these apprentices will complete two probationary 
periods, during which they may operate in interstate commerce only 
under the supervision of an experienced driver in the passenger seat. 
An experienced driver is defined in Section 23022 as a driver who is 
not younger than 26 years old, who has held a CDL and been employed for 
at least the past 2 years, and who has at least 5 years of interstate 
CMV experience and meets the other safety criteria defined in the IIJA.
    The first probationary period must include at least 120-hours of on 
duty time, of which at least 80 hours are driving time in a CMV. To 
complete this probationary period, the employer must determine 
competency in:

    1. Interstate, city traffic, rural 2-lane, and evening driving;
    2. Safety awareness;
    3. Speed and space management;
    4. Lane control;
    5. Mirror scanning;
    6. Right and left turns; and
    7. Logging and complying with rules relating to hours of 
service.

    The second probationary period must include at least 280 hours of 
on-duty time, including not less than 160 hours driving time in a CMV. 
To complete this probationary period, the employer must determine 
competency in:

    1. Backing and maneuvering in close quarters;
    2. Pre-trip inspections;
    3. Fueling procedures;
    4. Weighing loads, weight distribution, and sliding tandems;
    5. Coupling and uncoupling procedures; and
    6. Trip planning, truck routes, map reading, navigation, and 
permits.

    After completion of the second probationary period the apprentice 
may begin operating CMVs in interstate commerce unaccompanied by an 
experienced driver.
    In addition to data regarding successful completion of the 
probationary periods, the IIJA requires data collection for data 
relating to any incident in which a participating apprentice is 
involved as well as other data relating to the safety of apprentices. 
Additional data will include crash data (incident reports, police 
reports, insurance reports), inspection data, citation data, safety 
event data (as recorded by all safety systems installed on vehicles, to 
include advanced driver assistance systems, automatic emergency braking 
systems, onboard monitoring systems, and forward-facing and in-cab 
video systems) as well as exposure data (record of duty status logs, 
on-duty time, driving time, and time spent away from home terminal). 
This data will be submitted monthly through participating motor 
carriers.
    The data collected will be used to report on the following items, 
as required by section 23022:

    1. The findings and conclusions on the ability of technologies 
or training provided to apprentices as part of the pilot program to 
successfully improve safety;
    2. An analysis of the safety record of participating apprentices 
as compared to other CMV drivers;
    3. The number of drivers that discontinued participation in the 
apprenticeship program before completion;
    4. A comparison of the safety records of participating drivers 
before, during, and after each probationary period; and
    5. A comparison of each participating driver's average on-duty 
time, driving time, and time spent away from home terminal before, 
during, and after each probationary period.

    FMCSA will monitor the monthly data being reported by the motor 
carriers and will identify drivers or carriers that may pose a risk to 
public safety. While removing unsafe drivers or carriers may bias the 
dataset, it is a necessary feature for FMCSA to comply with 49 CFR 
381.505, which requires development of a monitoring plan to ensure 
adequate safeguards to protect the health and safety of pilot program 
participants and the general public. Knowing that a driver or carrier 
was removed from the pilot program for safety reasons will help FMCSA 
minimize bias in the final data analysis.
    FMCSA and the Department of Labor's Employment and Training Agency 
(DOL/ETA) will be partnering in the implementation of the Safe Driver 
Apprenticeship Pilot Program. All motor carriers who are approved for 
the program by FMCSA will also be required to become Registered 
Apprenticeships (RAs) under 29 CFR part 29 before they can submit 
information on their experienced drivers and apprentices. The 
information collection burden for the DOL/ETA RA Program can be found 
in approved ICR 1205-0223.
    The statutory mandate for this pilot program is contained in 
Section 23022 of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. FMCSA's 
regulatory authority for initiation of a pilot program is 49 CFR 
381.400. The Apprentice Pilot Program supports the USDOT strategic goal 
of economic strength while maintaining USDOT and FMCSA's commitment to 
safety.
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed 
collection is necessary for FMCSA to perform its

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functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for FMCSA 
to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected 
information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized without 
reducing the quality of the collected information.

    Issued under the authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.87.
Thomas P. Keane,
Associate Administrator, Office of Research and Registration.
[FR Doc. 2022-00063 Filed 1-6-22; 8:45 am]
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