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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 28, 2007 [72 FR 73972].


Comments must be submitted on or before August 4, 2008.

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David Sparks, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Odometer Fraud Investigation (NVS-230), 202-366-4761. 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W55-318, Washington, DC 20590.

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Title: 49 CFR part 580 Odometer Disclosure Statement.

OMB Number: 2127-0047.

Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Abstract: The Federal Odometer Law, 49 U.S.C. Chapter 327, and implementing regulations, 49 CFR part 580 require each transferor of a motor vehicle to provide the transferee with a written disclosure of the vehicle's mileage. This disclosure is to be made on the vehicle's title, or in the case of a vehicle that has never been titled, on a separate form. If the title is lost or is held by a lien holder, and where permitted by state law, the disclosure can be made on a state-issued, secure power of attorney.

NHTSA received comments from: South Dakota Department of Revenue & Regulation, Texas Department of Transportation Vehicle Titles and Registration, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, and Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Each commenter cites a need for the ability to disclose odometer information electronically in a paperless environment. Texas and Virginia specifically reference a petition filed with NHTSA by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles seeking approval of alternate odometer disclosure requirements, to wit, electronic odometer statements. NHTSA has preliminarily granted Virginia's proposed alternate disclosure requirements and is seeking public comments concerning Virginia's proposal via the Federal Register through July 24, 2008. NHTSA's initial determination concerning Virginia's petition was published in the Federal Register on June 24, 2008 (73 FR 35617-23).

Additionally, Wisconsin suggests eliminating the ten-year exemption for odometer disclosure statements and conversely Virginia supports the ten-year exemption. NHTSA is reviewing the ten-year exemption and may seek comments in a future Federal Register notice.

This ICR notice concerns only the information collection requirements under current law, and does not relate to the issues raised by those commenting.

Affected Public: Households, Business, other for-profit, and not-for-profit institutions, Federal Government, and State, Local, or Tribal Government.

Estimated Total Annual Burden: 2,034,910.


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 June 27, 2008.

David W. Sparks,

Director, Office of Odometer Fraud Investigation.

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[FR Doc. E8-15057 Filed 7-2-08; 8:45 am]