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Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review

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Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review

Raymond R. Posten
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
February 19, 2015


[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 33 (Thursday, February 19, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8942-8943]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-03411]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency 
Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information 
Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR 
describes the nature of the information collections and their expected 
burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was 
published on November 25, 2014 [79 FR 70272]. The 60-day comment period 
ended on January 25, 2015. The agency received no comment.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before March 23, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Send comments, within 30 days, to the Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th 
Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention NHTSA Desk Officer.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Hisham Mohamed, NHTSA, 1200 New 
Jersey Ave. SE., West Building, Room W43-437, NVS-131, Washington, DC 
20590. Mr. Mohamed's telephone number is (202) 366-0307.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Title: 49 CFR 575--Consumer Information Regulations (sections 103 
and 105).
    OMB Control Number: 2127-0049.
    Form Number: None.
    Affected Public: Vehicle manufacturers.
    Requested Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from approval 
date.
    Abstract: NHTSA must ensure that motor vehicle manufacturers comply 
with 49 CFR part 575, Consumer Information Regulation part 575.103 
Truck-camper loading and part 575.105 Utility Vehicles. Part 575.103 
requires that manufacturers of light trucks that are capable of 
accommodating slide-in campers provide information on the cargo weight 
rating and the longitudinal limits within which the center of gravity 
for the cargo weight rating should be located. Part 575.105 requires 
that manufacturers of utility vehicles affix a sticker in a prominent 
location alerting drivers that the particular handling and maneuvering 
characteristics of utility vehicles require special driving practices 
when these vehicles are operated.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 300 hours.
    Number of Respondents: 15.
    Based on prior years' manufacturer submissions, the agency 
estimates that 15 responses will be submitted annually. Currently 19 
light truck manufacturers comply with 49 CFR part 575. These 
manufacturers file one response annually and submit an additional 
response when they introduce a new model. Changes are rarely filed with 
the agency, but we estimate that three manufacturers will alter their 
information because of model changes. The light truck manufacturers 
gather only pre-existing data for the purposes of this regulation. 
Based on previous years' manufacturer

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information, the agency estimates that light truck manufacturers use a 
total of 20 hours. Specifically, manufacturers use 9 hours to gather 
and arrange the data in its proper format, 4 hours to distribute the 
information to its dealerships and attach labels to light trucks that 
are capable of accommodating slide-in campers, and 7 hours to print the 
labels and utility vehicle information in the owner's manual or in a 
separate document included with the owner's manual. The estimated 
annual burden hour is 300 hours. This number reflects the total 
responses (15) times the total hours (20). Prior years' manufacturer 
information indicates that it takes an average of $37.00 per hour for 
professional and clerical staff to gather data, distribute and print 
material. Therefore, the agency estimates that the cost associated with 
the burden hours is $11,100 ($37.00 per hour x 300 burden hours).
    Estimated Annual Cost: $2,432,924.
    The annual cost is based on light truck production. In model year 
2013, light truck manufacturers produced about 8,298,102 units. By 
assuming that all light truck manufacturers (both large and small 
volume manufacturers) incur the same cost, the total annual cost to 
comply with statutory requirements, Sec.  575.103 and Sec.  575.105 is 
equal to $2,904,336 (or $0.35 each unit).
    Comments Are Invited On:
     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.
     Whether the Department's estimate for the burden of the 
proposed information collection is accurate.
     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.
    A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 
days of publication.

Raymond R. Posten,
Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2015-03411 Filed 2-18-15; 8:45 am]
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