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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

Jeff Michael
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
20 March 2018


[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 54 (Tuesday, March 20, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12236-12237]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-05593]


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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), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of the OMB review of information collection and 
solicitation of public comment.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) 
abstracted below will be submitted to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review. The ICR describes the nature of the 
information collection and its expected burden. A Federal Register 
Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting public comments on the 
following information collection was published on July 17, 2017 
(Federal Register/Vol. 82, No. 135/pp. 32757-32758).

DATES: Submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on 
or before April 19, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Berning, Contracting Officer's 
Representative--Task Order, DOT/NHTSA (NTI-131), 1200 New Jersey Avenue 
SE, W46-497, Washington, DC 20590. Ms. Berning's phone number is (202) 
366-5587 and her email address is amy.berning@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    OMB Control Number: None.
    Title: Crash Risk Associated with Drug and Alcohol Use by Drivers 
in Fatal and Serious Injury Crashes.
    Form No.: NHTSA Form 1420, 1421, 1422.
    Type of Review: Regular.
    Respondents: Participants will include seriously or fatally injured 
crash-involved drivers (n = 2,500) and matched non-crash-involved 
drivers (n = 5,000). Crash-involved drivers will include seriously 
injured drivers who are transported to a trauma center by emergency 
medical services and fatally injured drivers who are transported 
directly to the medical examiner's office. Sampling will occur at three 
trauma centers and within the roadway catchment area served by the 
trauma center(s). Non-crash-involved drivers will be matched to injured 
drivers on crash day of the week, crash time of day, and crash 
direction of travel.
    Estimated Time per Participant: Surveys will be administered to 
control participants. Questions will be on demographics, trip 
information, and opinions about driving while using alcohol and or 
drugs. Control participants will also be asked to provide a preliminary 
breath test (PBT) sample, and a blood sample.
    For control subjects, the total estimated time is approximately 5 
minutes to complete the recruiting and consent process, 5 minutes to 
complete the survey, and 10 minutes to provide PBT and blood samples 
(20 minutes total). The time to decline participation would take 
approximately 1 minute to listen to the researcher describe the study. 
A person may drive away if not interested in participating.
    For crash-involved drivers who survived, it will take less than one 
minute for obtaining the blood sample, and 4 minutes to review the 
study's description--and if not interested in participating--to 
complete the ``opt-out'' form (5 minutes total).
    For crash-involved drivers who died, it will take less than one 
minute to obtain the blood sample. There will be no burden to the 
deceased person or to the public.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 965.5 hours per year; for a 
total of 1,931 hours across two years.
    Frequency of Collection: Each participant will only respond to the 
survey and/or blood sample requests a single time during the study 
period.
    Abstract: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 
(NHTSA)

[[Page 12237]]

seeks to examine the risk of being severely or fatally injured in a 
motor vehicle crash when drivers use licit and/or illicit drugs. This 
effort will involve studying seriously or fatally injured drivers in 
crashes and matched non-crash-involved drivers. Participants will 
include seriously injured drivers who are transported to a trauma 
center by emergency medical services and fatally injured drivers 
transported directly to the medical examiner's office. This study will 
employ a case-control design that matches two drivers on the roadway 
for every crash-involved driver. Control drivers will be selected at or 
near the location of the earlier crash. Researchers will match control 
drivers on crash day of the week, crash time of day, and crash 
direction of travel. Data collection will include a blood sample from 
both crash-involved and control drivers. Collection of samples from 
seriously injured drivers will be subject to State and Trauma Center 
policies regarding collection of fluid samples for research purposes. 
Samples from fatally injured drivers will be collected in accord with 
State, Trauma Center, and/or coroner/medical examiner policies. Self-
report surveys will be administered to control participants to collect 
demographic information, reason for driving trip, and opinions about 
driving while using alcohol or drugs. All participating control drivers 
will be asked to respond to the survey items, provide a preliminary 
breath test sample, and provide a sample of blood.

ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including 
suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street 
NW, Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for Department of 
Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or by 
email at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov, or fax: (202) 395-5806.
    Comments are Invited on: Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Department of Transportation, 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.
    A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 
days of publication of this notice.

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

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 15, 2018.
Jeff Michael,
Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development.
[FR Doc. 2018-05593 Filed 3-19-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-59-P

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