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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 (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 reinstatement of previously approved collections.

This document describes a collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. The collection of information is associated with the requirement that each new motor vehicle glazing manufacturer must request and be assigned a unique mark or number.


Comments must be received on or before August 16, 2004.


Comments must refer to the docket notice number cited at the beginning of this notice and be submitted to Docket Management, Room PL-401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. 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 Mr. John Lee, NHTSA 400 Seventh Street, SW., Room 5320, NVS-112, Washington, DC 20590. Mr. Lee's telephone number is (202) 366-4924. Please identify the relevant collection of information by referring to this Docket Number (Docket Number NHTSA-04-17967).

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Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Start Printed Page 33695before a proposed collection of information is submitted to the OMB for approval, Federal agencies 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.

In compliance with these requirements, NHTSA asks for public comments on the following proposed collection of information:

Title: 49 CFR 571.205, Glazing Materials.

OMB Control Number: 2127-0038.

Form Number: This collection of information uses no standard form.

Requested Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from the approval date.

Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Summary of the Collection of Information: NHTSA requires each new motor vehicle glazing manufacturer to request and be assigned a unique mark or number. This number is then used by the manufacturer as their unique company identification on their self-certification label on each piece of motor vehicle glazing.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use of the information: In order to ensure that glazing and motor vehicle manufacturers are complying with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 205, “Glazing materials.” NHTSA requires a certification label on each piece of glazing. As part of that certification label, the company must identify itself with the simple two or three digit number assigned by the agency. Failure to clearly identify the manufacturer would make the certification label and therefore the safety standard compliance unenforceable.

Description of the Likely Respondents (Including Estimated Number and Proposed Frequency of Response to the Collection of Information): NHTSA anticipates that approximately 21 new prime glazing manufacturers [1] per year will contact the agency and request a manufacturer identification number. These new glazing manufacturers must submit one letter, one time, identifying their company. In turn, the agency responds by assigning them a unique manufacturer number.

Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden Resulting from the Collection of Information: NHTSA estimates that each manufacturer will need one-half hour to prepare a letter at a cost of $20.00 per hour. Thus, the number of estimated reporting burden hours a year on each manufacturer is 10.5 hours at a total cost of $210.

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Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c); delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50.

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Issued on: June 9, 2004.

Stephen R. Kratzke,

Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.

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1.  A prime glazing manufacturer is a manufacturer that fabricates, laminates, or tempers glazing material.

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[FR Doc. 04-13584 Filed 6-15-04; 8:45 am]