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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 (NHTSA), Department of Transportation.




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 document with a 60-day comment period was published on October 30, 2002 [67 FR 66193].


Comments must be received on or before May 1, 2003.

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Rosalind Proctor at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, (NVS-131), 400 Seventh Street, SW., Room 5320, Washington, DC 20590. Ms. Proctor's telephone number is (202) 366-0846. Her facsimile number is (202) 493-2290.

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Title: 49 CFR part 575; Consumer Information Regulations (Sections 103 and 105).

OMB Control Number: 2127-0049.

Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection.

Abstract: NHTSA must ensure that motor vehicle manufacturers comply with 49 CFR part 575, Consumer Information Regulation part 575.103 Truck-camper loading and part 575.105 Utility Vehicles. Part 575.103 requires that manufacturers of light trucks that are capable of accommodating slide-in campers provide information on the cargo weight rating and the longitudinal limits within which the center of gravity for the cargo weight rating should be located. Part 575.105 requires manufacturers of utility vehicles affix a sticker in a prominent location alerting drivers that the particular handling and maneuvering characteristics of utility vehicles require special driving practices when these vehicles are operated.

Affected Public: Motor vehicle manufacturers of light trucks and utility vehicles.

Estimated Total Annual Burden: 300 hours.

ADDRESSES: 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 on: March 27, 2003.

Stephen R. Kratzke,

Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.

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[FR Doc. 03-7808 Filed 3-31-03; 8:45 am]