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Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review; Request for Comments on a New Information Collection

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

American Government

Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review; Request for Comments on a New Information Collection

Raymond R. Posten
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
July 6, 2015


[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 128 (Monday, July 6, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Page 38506]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-16402]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. DOT-NHTSA-2015-0084]


Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information 
Collection Activity Under OMB Review; Request for Comments on a New 
Information Collection

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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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 is being forwarded to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. A 
Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting 
comments on the following information collection was published on March 
26, 2015.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 5, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wayne McKenzie, Office of Crash 
Avoidance Standards (NVS-121), National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, West Building W43-462, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC 20590. Mr. McKenzie can be reached at (202) 366-1729.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: 49 CFR Section 571.108, Compliance Labeling of 
Retroreflective Materials Heavy Trailer Conspicuity.
    OMB Control Number: 2127-0569.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, ``Lamps, 
reflective devices, and associated equipment,'' specifies requirements 
for vehicle lighting for the purposes of reducing traffic accidents and 
their tragic results by providing adequate roadway illumination, 
improved vehicle conspicuity, appropriate information transmission 
through signal lamps, in both day, night, and other conditions of 
reduced visibility. For certifications and identification purposes, the 
Standard requires the permanent marking of the letters ``DOT-C2,'' DOT-
C3'', or DOT-C4'' at least 3mm high at regular intervals on 
retroreflective sheeting material having adequate performance to 
provide effective trailer conspicuity.
    The manufacturers of new tractors and trailers are required to 
certify that their products are equipped with retroreflective material 
complying with the requirements of the standard. The Federal Motor 
Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) enforces this and other 
standards through roadside inspections of trucks. There is no practical 
field test for the performance requirements, and labeling is the only 
objective way of distinguishing trailer conspicuity grade material from 
lower performance material. Without labeling, FMCSA will not be able to 
enforce the performance requirements of the standard and the compliance 
testing of new tractors and trailers will be complicated. Labeling is 
also important to small trailer manufacturers because it may help them 
certify compliance. Because wider stripes or material of lower 
brightness also can provide the minimum safety performance, the marking 
system serves the additional role of identifying the minimum stripe 
width required for retroreflective conspicuity of the particular 
material.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 6.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 6.
    Annual Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1 hour.
    Frequency of Collection:

ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including 
suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Office of Management and 
Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of the Secretary of 
Transportation, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503.
    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; the accuracy of the Department's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and 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.

    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. 2015-16402 Filed 7-2-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-59-P

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