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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
9 August 2017

[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 152 (Wednesday, August 9, 2017)]
[Pages 37287-37288]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-16785]



National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[U.S. DOT Docket No. NHTSA-2017-0048]

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 an Information Collection Request (ICR) for 
which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 10, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number 
NHTSA-2017-0048 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: Randolph Atkins, Ph.D., Contracting 
Officer's Representative, Office of Behavioral Safety Research (NTI-
131), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey 
Ave. SE., W46-500, Washington, DC, 20590. Dr. Atkins' phone number is 
202-366-5597 and his email address is randolph.atkins@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 for public 
comment on the following proposed collection of information:
    Title: Compliance-Based Ignition Interlock Removal.
    Type of Request: New information collection request.
    OMB Clearance Number: None.
    Form Number: NHTSA Form 1395.
    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 information 
from 31 States that have policies for the compliance-based removal 
(CBR) of alcohol ignition interlock devices (AIIDs). The study will be 
conducted in two phases. In phase one, information will be collected on 
the details of the States' implementation of CBR and information on 
their CBR-related data to identify States with sufficient data to 
conduct an evaluation of the effects of CBR on DUI recidivism. It will 
also identify States' interested in participating in an evaluation of 
CBR effectiveness. We anticipate that information will come from State 
officials familiar with their States' interlock programs. It may also 
be necessary to collect data from interlock providers in those States. 
We estimate that this phase of data collection will involve contacting 
and interviewing an average of three people per State (93 total). 
Initial contacts will be made by telephone and email. Data will then be 
collected through semi-structured face-to-face and telephone 
interviews. The second phase of the study will be an evaluation of CBR 
effectiveness using the States' existing data. These evaluations will 
be conducted in up to four States, depending on phase one findings 
regarding data availability and interest in participation.
    Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use of the 
Information--NHTSA was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970 
(23 U.S.C. 101) to carry out a Congressional mandate to reduce the 
number of deaths, injuries, and economic losses resulting from motor 
vehicle crashes on the Nation's highways. NHTSA is authorized to 
conduct research as a foundation for the development of motor vehicle 
standards and traffic safety programs.
    Alcohol impairment is one of the primary causes of motor vehicle 
crashes on the Nation's highways. In 2015, 29 percent of all motor-
vehicle traffic fatalities involved alcohol impairment, resulting in 
the loss of 10,265 lives. A vehicle equipped with an AIID requires the 
driver to provide a breath sample to start the vehicle. If the breath 
sample is above a set limit for Breath Alcohol Concentration (BrAC), 
then the vehicle will not start. AIIDs have been shown to reduce 
driving-under-the-influence (DUI) recidivism of DUI offenders who have 
AIIDs installed on their vehicles; however, the effect tends to 
dissipate once the devices are removed. The data generated by the AIIDs 
can be used to identify offenders unable to comply with interlock 
program requirements. It is believed that these are the offenders most 
likely to recidivate. CBR programs are designed to reduce recidivism by 
delaying removal of the AIID for these offenders.
    The purpose of the study is to provide critical information needed 

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to determine the effects of CBR on DUI recidivism, as well as 
information on the types of CBR policies currently in place. This 
information will be useful to States interested in instituting or 
changing CBR policies in their own interlock programs, to help reduce 
deaths and injuries associated with DUI. The data collected will be 
used to assist NHTSA in its ongoing responsibilities for: (a) 
Developing an accurate understanding of potential traffic safety 
interventions on a national scale; (b) providing information to NHTSA's 
partners involved in improving public safety; and (c) providing sound 
scientific reports on NHTSA's activities to other public safety 
    Description of the Likely Respondents (Including Estimated Number, 
and Proposed Frequency of Response to the Collection of Information)--
NHTSA has identified 31 States that conduct some type of CBR of AIIDs. 
The number of participants will vary for each State. We estimate an 
average of three participants per State. Most participants will be 
State officials and these individuals will provide the majority of the 
necessary information for each State. We anticipate that in some 
instances State officials will refer us to representatives of interlock 
providers to obtain data not available to the State official. The data 
to be collected is administrative in nature. No personally identifiable 
data will be collected. We will not be collecting data that is commonly 
considered sensitive or private.
    Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Record Keeping Burden 
Resulting from the Collection of Information--The total estimated 
annual burden is approximately 46.5 hours for the information 
collection. NHTSA estimates that for the 31 states identified, an 
average of approximately 60 minutes per state will be needed to obtain 
the information necessary (1860 minutes total). These data collection 
activities will be used to gain as complete an understanding of the CBR 
programs in each state as possible. A report will be created for each 
state and shared with state officials to verify its accuracy. NHTSA 
estimates 60 minutes to read and correct the report and return it by 
email (1860 minutes total). In many States more than one individual 
will review the report. NHTSA estimates an average of two individuals 
from each state to read and correct the report and return it by email. 
In total, NHTSA estimates a total burden of 3720 minutes, or 62 hours, 
for participants in States to provide the necessary information.

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

    Issued in Washington, DC on August 4, 2017.
Jeff Michael,
Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development.
[FR Doc. 2017-16785 Filed 8-8-17; 8:45 am]

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