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Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements

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Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements

Jeff Michael
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
21 March 2016

[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 54 (Monday, March 21, 2016)]
[Pages 15147-15148]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-06258]



National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[U.S. DOT Docket No. NHTSA-2016-0034]

Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements

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

ACTION: Request for public comment on proposed collection of 


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 reinstatements of previously approved collections.
    This document describes the collection of information for which 
NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 20, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number 
NHTSA-2016-0034 using any of the following methods:
    Electronic submissions: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow 
the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
    Mail: Docket Management Facility, M-30, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590.
    Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
    Instructions: Each submission must include the Agency name and the 
Docket number for this Notice. Note that all comments received will be 
posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov including any 
personal information provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Kristie Johnson, Office of 
Behavioral Safety Research (NPD-310), National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W46-498, Washington, DC 
20590. Dr. Johnson's phone number is 202-366-2755 and her email address 
is kristie.johnson@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
before an agency submits a proposed collection of information to OMB 
for approval, it must 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 regulations (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 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 public comment on 
the following proposed collection of information:
    Title: Countermeasures That Work (9th and 10th Editions) and 
Countermeasures At Work (1st and 2nd Editions).
    Type of Request: New information collection requirement.
    OMB Clearance Number: None.
    Form Numbers: NHTSA 1343 and NHTSA 1344.
    Requested Expiration Date of Approval: 3 years from date of 
    Summary of the Collection of Information: The National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposes to collect user feedback 
on the Countermeasures That Work and Countermeasures At Work guides. 
These guides were developed for the State Highway Safety Offices 
(SHSOs) to assist them in developing programs for implementing safety 
countermeasures in nine program area of alcohol-impaired and drugged 
driving, seat belt use and child restraints, aggressive driving and 
speeding, distracted and drowsy driving, motorcycle safety, young 
drivers, older drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. The 
Countermeasures That Work guide covers each of these program areas in 
separate chapters that include a short background section relaying 
current data trends, which is followed by a description of applicable 
countermeasures, and an explanation their effectiveness, use, costs, 
and time to implement. The Countermeasures At Work guide will elaborate 
on some of the countermeasures contained in the Countermeasures That 
Work guide by providing real world examples and details on localities 
where specific countermeasures were put into place. The countermeasure 
descriptions may include details about locality size, implementation 
issues, cost, stakeholders to involve, challenges, evaluation, and 
outcomes. To collect this information for the new guide NHTSA proposes 
to collect information from representatives from the SHSOs and/or local 
jurisdictions, in addition to representative from Governors Highway 
Safety Association (GHSA), State Coordinators, and other relevant 
stakeholders. The survey will ask the representatives about the 
following information:
     Their background, including job roles and 
responsibilities, which provide context for document use,
     What are their key information needs for the document, 
including obtaining details of specific use-case examples such as 
locality size, implementation issues, cost, stakeholders to involve, 
challenges, evaluation, and outcomes,
     Opinions on document structure, format, and content, which 
includes using a consistent question format for different information 
items/sections in the document,

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     Opinions about specific aspects and potential changes or 
improvements pertaining to examples of alternative presentation 
     Opinions about how the Countermeasures At Work guide would 
be used, what information should be included, and if stakeholders have 
information about good locality examples, and
     Opinions about features or topics that should be included 
both guides, such as the additions of figures and illustrations, and 
adjustments to the design of topic subsections.
    Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use of the 
Information: The NHTSA is an agency of the U.S. Department of 
Transportation (DOT). NHTSA's mission is to save lives, prevent 
injuries, and reduce traffic-related health care and other economic 
costs. The agency develops, promotes, and implements effective 
educational, engineering, and enforcement programs with the goal of 
ending preventable tragedies and reducing economic costs associated 
with vehicle use and highway travel. The public health approach to 
traffic safety has resulted in a mix of countermeasures, and the 
choices among them are driven by research on their effectiveness. 
Generally this approach includes some combination of countermeasures 
aimed at improving safety in terms of improved vehicles, education, 
improved roads, enhanced road user perception, and behavior and better 
enforcement of traffic safety laws. In 2005, the Governors Highway 
Safety Association and the National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration developed a guide of Countermeasures That Work for the 
State Highway Safety Offices that provides a basic reference to assist 
in selecting effective, evidence-based countermeasures for traffic 
safety problem areas. In the current research project, NHTSA is also 
proposing to develop an extension of the guide--Countermeasures At Work 
that will provide details on real world implementations of 
countermeasures to assist the SHSOs with countermeasure selection 
process. Both Countermeasures That Work and Countermeasures At Work 
will serve as basic references on traffic safety measures that State 
Highway Safety Offices use to develop policy, and make decisions about 
the implementation of safety programs for reducing traffic fatalities. 
The data collected in this project will help update and improve both 
    Description of the Likely Respondents (Including Estimated Number, 
and Proposed Frequency of Response to the Collection of Information): 
It is expected that conducting this research will require interviewing 
up to 250 representatives from the SHSOs and/or local jurisdictions, in 
addition to representatives from the Governors Highway Safety 
Association (GHSA), State Coordinators from across the United States, 
and other important stakeholders. On average about 80 structured 
interviews (in person or by telephone) will be conducted each of the 
three project years. It is expected that most of the participants in 
the first round of interviews will participate in the second round of 
interviews, so the total number of individuals interviewed will be 
substantially less than 250.
    Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Record Keeping Burden 
Resulting From the Collection of Information: The estimated completion 
time for each semi-structured interview is 90 minutes per interview per 
participant. The total estimated annual burden if all solicited 
participants respond is approximately 125 hours. Participants will 
incur no costs and no record keeping burden from the information 
collection. Participants will also receive no compensation from the 
project for their involvement in the interviews.

    Authority:  44 U.S.C. Section 3506(c)(2)(A).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 16, 2016.
Jeff Michael,
Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development.
[FR Doc. 2016-06258 Filed 3-18-16; 8:45 am]

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