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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 November 18, 2008 (73 FR 68495).


Comments must be submitted on or before June 8, 2009.

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Carla Rush, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Rulemaking (NVS-112), (202) 366-4583, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building, Room W43-417, Washington, DC 20590-0001.

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Title: Appendix A-1 of FMVSS No. 208 Phase-in Reporting Requirements.

OMB Number: 2127-NEW.

Type of Request: New collection.

Abstract: 49 U.S.C. 30111 authorizes the issuance of FMVSSs and regulations. The agency, in prescribing a FMVSS or regulation, considers available relevant motor vehicle safety data, and consults with other agencies, as it deems appropriate. Further, the statute mandates that in issuing any FMVSS or regulation, the agency considers whether the standard or regulation is “reasonable, practicable and appropriate for the particular type of motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment for which it is prescribed,” and whether such a standard will contribute to carrying out the purpose of the Act. The Secretary is authorized to invoke such rules and regulations as deemed necessary to carry out these requirements. Using this authority, the agency issued FMVSS No. 208, “Occupant crash protection,” to aid the agency in achieving many of its safety goals. This notice requests comments on the collection of information for the phase-in reporting Start Printed Page 21431requirements related to the implementation of Appendix A-1 of this standard.

Affected Public: Businesses, individuals, households, federal government and state, local, or tribal government.

Estimated Total Annual Burden: 22 hours (22 affected manufacturers x 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 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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Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c); delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50.

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Issued on: May 1, 2009.

Stephen R. Kratzke,

Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.

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[FR Doc. E9-10598 Filed 5-6-09; 8:45 am]