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Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

American Government

Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements

Raymond R. Posten
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
April 20, 2015


[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 75 (Monday, April 20, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21796-21797]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-08961]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[U.S. DOT Docket Number NHTSA-2012-0029]


Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements

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

ACTION: Request for public comment on an extension of a currently 
approved collection.

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SUMMARY: Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from 
the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and 
Budget (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 reinstatement of previously approved collections.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 19, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Comments must refer to the docket notice numbers cited at 
the beginning of this notice and be submitted to Docket Management, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 
Washington, DC 20590 by any of the following methods.
     Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
     Mail or Hand Delivery: 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.
    Instructions: For detailed instructions on submitting comments and 
additional information on the rulemaking process, see the Supplementary 
Information section of this document. Note that all comments received 
will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including 
any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act 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 (65FR 19477-78) or you may visit http://Docket 
Info.dot.gov.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to the street address listed above. The internet 
access to the docket will be at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
online instructions for accessing the dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Pyne, 202-366-4171, Office of 
Rulemaking (NVS-123), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W43-457, 
Washington, DC 20590.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
before an agency submits a proposed collection of information to OMB 
for approval, it must first 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 regulation (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

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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 
comments on the following proposed collections of information:
    Title: 49 CFR 571.403, ``Platform lift systems for motor 
vehicles,'' and 49 CFR 571.404, ``Platform lift installations in motor 
vehicles.''
    OMB Control Number: 2127-0621.
    Form Number: None.

Background

    FMVSS No. 403 establishes minimum performance standards for 
platform lifts intended for installation in motor vehicles to assist 
wheelchair users and other persons with limited mobility in entering 
and leaving a vehicle. The standard's purpose is to prevent injuries 
and fatalities to passengers and bystanders during the operation of 
platform lifts. The related standard FMVSS No. 404, places specific 
requirements on vehicle manufacturers or alterers who install platform 
lifts in new vehicles. Lift manufacturers must certify that their lifts 
meet the requirements of FMVSS No. 403 and must declare in the owner's 
manual, the installation instructions, and on the operating instruction 
label that the lift is certified. Certification of compliance with 
FMVSS No. 404 is included on the vehicle certification label required 
on all motor vehicles under part 567 of 49 CFR. As a result of the 
requirements in the two standards, lift manufacturers must produce an 
insert that is placed in the vehicle owner's manual. They also must 
produce lift installation instructions, as well as either one or two 
labels, to be placed near the controls for the lift. The latter 
illustrate and describe procedures for operating the lift.
    Our estimates of burden and cost to lift manufacturers to meet 
these requirements are given below. There is no burden to the general 
public.
    Respondents: Platform lift manufacturers and vehicle manufacturers/
alterers that install platform lifts in new motor vehicles before first 
vehicle sale.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 10.

Estimated Annual Burden

    [ssquf] Estimated burden for lift manufacturers to produce an 
insert for vehicle owner manuals stating the lift's platform operating 
volume, maintenance schedule, and lift operating procedures, as 
applicable: 10 manufacturers x 24 hrs. amortized over 5 yrs. = 48 hours 
per year.
    [ssquf] Estimated burden for lift manufacturers to produce 
installation instructions identifying the types of vehicles on which a 
lift is designed to be installed: 10 manufacturers x 24 hrs. amortized 
over 5 yrs. = 48 hours per year.
    [ssquf] Estimated burden for lift manufacturers to produce a 
placard and/or labeling on or near the lift control panel to identify 
the operating functions: 10 manufacturers x 24 hrs. amortized over 5 
yrs. = 48 hours per year.
    [ssquf] Estimated burden for lift manufacturers to produce a 
placard and/or labeling on or near the lift control panel to identify 
the lift backup operating procedures: 10 manufacturers x 24 hrs. 
amortized over 5 yrs. = 48 hours per year.

Estimated Cost to Lift Manufacturers To Produce

    [ssquf] Owner's manual insert--27, 398 lifts x $0.04 per page x 1 
page = $1,095.92.
    [ssquf] Lift installation instructions--27,398 lifts x $0.04 per 
page x 1 page \1\ = $1,095.92.
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    \1\ Although lift installation instructions are considerably 
more than one page, lift manufacturers already provide lift 
installation instructions in the normal course of business and one 
additional page should be adequate to allow the inclusion of 
specific information required by NHTSA regulations.
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    [ssquf] Labeling/placard for lift operating procedures--27,398 
lifts x $0.13 per label = $3,561.74.
    [ssquf] Labeling/placard for lift backup operating procedures--
27,398 lifts x $0.13 per label = $3,561.74.
    Total estimated number of respondents: 10.
    Total estimated hour burden per year = 192 hours.
    Total estimated annual cost = $9,315.32.
    Public Comments: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this 
information collection, including (a) whether the proposed collection 
of information is necessary for the Department's performance; (b) the 
accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for the Department to 
enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; 
and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the 
quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or 
include your comments in the request for OMB's clearance of this 
information collection.

    Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. 
chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48.

Raymond R. Posten,
Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2015-08961 Filed 4-17-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-59-P

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