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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
25 July 2017

[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 141 (Tuesday, July 25, 2017)]
[Pages 34570-34571]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-15567]



National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[U.S. DOT Docket No. NHTSA-2017-0049]

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 September 25, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number 
NHTSA-2017-0049 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 (NPD-
310), 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.

    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: Effectiveness of State Law Enforcement Liaison Programs.
    Type of Request: New information collection request.
    OMB Clearance Number: None.
    Form Numbers: NHTSA Form 1408 and NHTSA Form 1409.
    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 the State's Law Enforcement Liaisons (LELs) and a selection of 
their State and sponsoring agency sponsors about the State's LEL 
program activities in promoting NHTSA's traffic safety programs and 
initiatives. Participation in the study will be voluntary. The LELs and 
their State and sponsoring agency sponsors will be asked to participate 
in an online Web site-based survey designed to identify their program 
characteristics, costs, and State-recommended program practices. The 
following data will be collected: Number of LELs, program structure and 
organization, job description, program objectives, reporting 
requirements, performance monitoring practices, program costs, 
communication networks, reported usefulness of specific program 
practices, site and conference attendance practices, and public 
outreach activities. The estimated time to complete the web-based 
surveys will be 45 minutes. No personally identifiable information will 
be used in analysis. The results from the

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surveys will be reported in aggregate and not identify individuals.
    Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use of the 
Information: NHTSA was established to reduce the number of deaths, 
injuries, and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes on 
the nations' highways. As part of this statutory mandate, NHTSA is 
authorized to conduct research as a foundation for the development of 
motor vehicle standards and traffic safety programs. In support of this 
mission, NHTSA proposes to collect information from LELs and their 
State and/or sponsoring agency sponsors to improve NHTSA's 
understanding of LEL programs in the United States and to evaluate the 
programmatic and cost effectiveness of existing LEL approaches. Study 
outcomes will be used to inform funding agencies and LEL programs about 
LEL best practices and what is required to maintain maximum LEL program 
effectiveness. The information will support States and other agencies 
and organizations in their efforts to reduce and prevent injuries among 
the motoring public through the use of traffic safety programs promoted 
by the LELs.
    Description of the Likely Respondents (Including Estimated Number, 
and Proposed Frequency of Response to the Collection of Information): 
NHTSA proposes to conduct two one-time surveys. The first survey will 
include the approximately 240 LELs across the country. The second 
survey will include the sponsoring agencies from the 49 States that use 
LELs, either State Highway Safety Office (SHSO) or other sponsoring 
agency personnel that supervise the LELs. Potential participants will 
be sent an advance letter to inform them of the survey and how to 
access the questionnaire along with a request for their participation. 
Both surveys will be administered using an online survey format.
    Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Record Keeping Burden 
Resulting From the Collection of Information: Each of the approximately 
240 LELs and the LEL supervisors from the 49 sponsoring agencies will 
take the a single web-based online survey, which will take 
approximately 45 minutes to complete. Data collection is expected to 
take place over a 2 month period of time in the spring of 2018. The 
estimated annual burden is approximately 217 total hours for both 
surveys combined. The participants will not incur any record keeping 
burden nor record keeping cost from the information collection.

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

    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 20, 2017.
Jeff Michael,
Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development.
[FR Doc. 2017-15567 Filed 7-24-17; 8:45 am]

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