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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 December 14, 2004 [FR docket # 04-27305, Vol. 9, No. 239, pgs. 74546-74566].


Comments must be submitted on or before April 18, 2005.

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Richard Van Iderstine at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Rulemaking (NVS-121), 202-366-4931. 400 Seventh Street, SW., 5307, Washington, DC 20590.

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Title: 49 CFR 571.125, Warning Devices.

OMB Number: 2127-0506.

Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Abstract: 49 U.S.C. 30111, 30112, and 30117 (Appendix 1) of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1996, authorizes the issuance of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). The Secretary is authorized to issue, amend, and revoke such rules and regulations as she/he deems necessary.

Using this authority, the agency issued FMVSS no. 125, “Warning Devices” (Appendix 2), which applies to devices, without self contained energy sources, that are designed to be carried mandatory in buses and trucks that have a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 10,000 pounds and voluntarily in other vehicles. These devices are used to warn approaching traffic of the presence of a stopped vehicle, except for devices designed to be permanently affixed to the vehicles.

Affected Public: Business or other for profit organizations.

Estimated Total Annual Burden: 1 Hour.


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 Departments 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 11, 2005.

H. Keith Brewer,

Director, Office of Crash Avoidance.

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[FR Doc. 05-5254 Filed 3-16-05; 8:45 am]