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Request for Comments on a New Information Collection

American Government

Request for Comments on a New Information Collection

Jeff Michael
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
7 December 2016

[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 235 (Wednesday, December 7, 2016)]
[Pages 88317-88318]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-29325]



National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2016-0051]

Request for Comments on a New Information Collection

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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 April 29, 2016 (Volume 81, Number 83, pages 

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 6, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margaret Petrella, Volpe National 
Transportation Systems Center, U.S. Department of Transportation, 55 
Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142, 617-494-3582. Her email address is 

    OMB Control Number:
    Title: Using Automated License Plate Readers for Traffic Safety 
    Type of Request: Regular--New Information Collection.
    Respondents: The information collection will interview law 
enforcement agency personnel from 12 agencies in the United States that 
use automated license plate readers for traffic safety purposes.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: The estimated number of 
respondents for this information collection is 24 personnel. While 
there will be interview requests of approximately 48 personnel (4 
personnel from each of 12 law enforcement agencies), the expected 
participation rate is 50%.
    Annual Time per Response: We estimate that it will take 40 minutes 
per respondent to complete each interview. This includes any time 
required to retrieve information.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 32 hours.
    Frequency of Collection: One time only.
    Abstract: NHTSA's interest in the state and practice of using ALPR 
for traffic safety purposes is in support of its mission, which is to 
save lives,

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prevent injuries, and reduce economic costs due to road traffic 
crashes, through education, research, safety standards, and enforcement 
activity. NHTSA has statutory authority (see 23 U.S.C. 403; 49 CFR 
1.50; 49 CFR part 501) to accomplish this mission. Under the Highway 
Safety Act of 1966, Section 403, the Secretary of Transportation is 
required to carry out research and demonstration programs. In addition, 
MAP-21, Subsection 402(c), states that the Secretary, acting through 
the NHTSA Administrator, shall establish a cooperative program to 
research and evaluate State highway safety countermeasures, such as use 
of ALPR. MAP-21 provides that this new cooperative research and 
evaluation program, the National Cooperative Research and Evaluation 
Program (NCREP), is to be administered by NHTSA and jointly managed by 
NHTSA and the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). The U.S DOT 
Volpe National Transportation Systems Center is providing support to 
NHTSA in establishing and managing this new cooperative Program.
    The information collection activity will be in 12 law enforcement 
agency (LEA) sites. Site selection will cover the diversity of LEAs 
that are deploying ALPR for traffic safety purposes, as determined 
through a thorough review of the literature. Case studies will involve 
interviews with a variety of personnel in each selected LEA. This 
approach will provide a knowledge base about this particular use of 
ALPR systems by providing rich, contextual information from those most 
knowledgeable about the weaknesses and strengths or incentives and 
barriers to this technology's effective implementation and use for 
traffic safety purposes.
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:  44 U.S.C. Section 3506(c)(2)(A).

    Dated: December 2, 2016.
Jeff Michael,
Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development.
[FR Doc. 2016-29325 Filed 12-6-16; 8:45 am]

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