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Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT.




In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period was published on October 1, 2002 (67 FR 61723 - 61724).


Comments must be submitted on or before April 21, 2003.

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Walter Culbreath, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Technology and Information Management, 202-366-1566. 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590.

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Title: Designation of Agents.

OMB Number: 2127—0040.

Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.

Abstract: This collection of information applies to motor vehicle and motor vehicle equipment manufacturers located outside of the United States (foreign manufacturers). Every manufacturer offering a motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment for importation into the United States is statutorily required to designate in writing an agent upon whom service of all administrative and judicial processes, notices, orders, decisions and requirements may be made for and on behalf of the manufacturer. (49 U.S.C. 30164) These designations are required to be filed with NHTSA. NHTSA needs this information in case it needs to advise a foreign manufacturer of a safety related defect in its products so that the manufacturer can, in turn, notify purchasers and correct the defeat. This information also enables NHTSA to serve a foreign manufacturer with all administrative and judicial processes, notices, orders, decisions and requirements.

Estimated Burden Hours: 70.

Number of Respondents: 70.


Send comments, within 30 days, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725-17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention NHTSA Desk Officer.

Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, 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.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on March 14, 2003.

Delmas Maxwell Johnson,

Associate Administrator for Administration.

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[FR Doc. 03-6752 Filed 3-20-03; 8:45 am]