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


Request for public comment on proposed collection of Information.


Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public; it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMD). 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 reinstatement of previously approved collections.

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Comments must be received on or before May 28, 2002.


Comments must refer to the docket notice numbers cited at the beginning of this notice and be submitted to Docket Management, Room PL-401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Please identify the proposed collection of information for which a comment is provided, by referencing its OMB clearance Number. It is requested, but not required, that 2 copies of the comment be provided. The Docket Section is open on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Complete copies of each request for collection of information may be obtained at no charge from Jonathan D. White, Office of Defects Investigation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Room 5319 Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: (202) 366-5226; Fax: (202) 366-7882. Please identify any relevant collection of information by referring to its OMB Control Number.

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Under the Paperwork Reduction Act 1995, before the agency submits a proposed collection of information to OMB for approval, it must first 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 regulation (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.

Incompliance with these requirements, NHTSA asks for public comments on the following proposed collections of information:

Title: Defect Noncompliance Determination.

OMB Control Number: 2127-0004.

Affected Public: Manufactures.

Form Number: OMB 83-I.

Abstract: NHTSA is amending its regulation pertaining to Chapter 301 of Title 49 that requires motor vehicle and motor vehicle equipment manufacturers to include a schedule for dealer notification in their defect and noncompliance reports. This amendment also requires manufacturers to advise dealers of the prohibition against selling defective or noncomplying vehicles in dealer inventory until all outstanding recall work has been completed.

Estimated Burden Hours: 6,348.

Number of Respondents: 600.

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Issued on: March 25, 2002.

Kathleen C. DeMeter,

Director, Office of Defects Investigation.

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[FR Doc. 02-7481 Filed 3-27-02; 8:45 am]