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Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements

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Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements

Raymond R. Posten
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
8 September 2017

[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 173 (Friday, September 8, 2017)]
[Pages 42572-42573]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-19017]



National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[U.S. DOT Docket Number NHTSA-2017-0047]

Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements

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

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


SUMMARY: The Department of Transportation (DOT) invites public comments 
about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) renewed approval for an existing information collection. The 
collection involves labeling information from manufacturers of brake 
hoses, end fittings, and brake hose assemblies. The information to be 
collected will be used to and/or is necessary to satisfy the 
requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 106, 
Brake Hoses. Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13), before seeking OMB approval, Federal 
agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of 
information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously 
approved collections.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by November 7, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments [identified by Docket No. DOT-NHTSA-
2017-0047] through one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Mail or Hand Delivery: Docket Management Facility, U.S. 
Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West 
Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the docket number for 
this document. Please identify the collection of information for which 
a comment is provided by referencing the OMB Control Number, 2127-0052. 
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 (65 FR 19477-78) or you may visit http://DocketsInfo.dot.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Fikentscher, Office of Crash 
Avoidance Standards, Vehicle Dynamics Division (NRM-220), National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration, West Building, Fourth Floor, 
Room W43-467, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Mr. 
Fikentscher's phone number is (202) 366-1688.

    OMB Control Number: 2127-0052.
    Title: Brake Hose Manufacturers Identification.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Type of Review: Request for extension of a currently approved 
collection of information.
    Background: 49 U.S.C. 30101 et seq., as amended (``the Safety 
Act''), authorizes NHTSA to issue Federal Motor Vehicle Safety 
Standards (FMVSSs). The Safety Act mandates that in issuing any FMVSS, 
the agency is to consider whether the standard is reasonable and 
appropriate for the particular type of motor vehicle or item of motor 
vehicle equipment for which it is prescribed. Using this authority, 
FMVSS No. 106, Brake Hoses, was issued. This standard specifies 

[[Page 42573]]

and performance requirements which apply to all manufacturers of brake 
hoses and brake hose end fittings, and to those who assemble brake 
hoses (49 CFR 571.106).
    Prior to assembling or selling brake hoses, these entities must 
register their identification marks with NHTSA to comply with the 
labeling requirements of this standard. In accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act, the agency must obtain OMB approval to 
continue collecting labeling information. Currently, there are 2,418 
manufacturers of brake hoses and end fittings, and brake hose 
assemblers, registered with NHTSA. However, about 60 respondents 
annually (annual average from 2014-2016) request to have their 
identification marks added to or removed from the NHTSA database. To 
comply with this standard, each brake hose manufacturer or assembler 
must contact NHTSA and state that they want to be added to or removed 
from the NHTSA database of registered brake hose manufacturers. This 
action is usually initiated by the manufacturer with a brief written 
request via U.S. mail, facsimile, an email message, or a telephone 
call. Since September 1, 2015, the request can be submitted via the 
Manufacturer Portal: Online Web-based Submittal Center (https://vpic.nhtsa.dot.gov). Currently, about 90 percent of requests are 
received electronically and 10 percent via mail. The estimated time for 
complying with the labeling requirements of this regulation is 1.5 
hours per manufacturer. The corresponding total annual burden is 
estimated to be 90 hours (time burden of 1.5 hours per manufacturer x 
60 manufacturers). The estimated manufacturer's cost for complying with 
this regulation is $100 per hour. Therefore, the total annual cost is 
estimated to be $9,000 (time burden of 90 hours x $100 cost per hour).
    Respondents: Business or other for profit.
    Number of Respondents: 60.
    Number of Responses: 60.
    Total Annual Burden: 90 hours.
    Public Comments Invited: 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.

    Issued in Washington, DC.
Raymond R. Posten,
Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2017-19017 Filed 9-7-17; 8:45 am]

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