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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).


Notice and request for comments.


The Department of Transportation invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The collection involves labeling information from manufacturers of brake hoses, end fittings, and brake hose assemblies. The information to be collected will be used to and/or is necessary to satisfy the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 106, Brake Hoses. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13.


Written comments should be submitted by March 24, 2014.


You may submit comments [identified by Docket No. DOT-NHTSA-2013-0142] through one of the following methods:

Federal eRulemaking Portal: Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.

Fax: 1-202-493-2251.

Mail or Hand Delivery: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays.

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Joshua Fikentscher, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance (NVS-120), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, West Building—4th Floor—Room W43-467, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Mr. Fikentscher's phone number is (202) 366-1688.

Please identify the relevant collection of information by referring to its OMB Control Number.

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OMB Control Number: 2127-0052.

Title: Brake Hose Manufacturers Identification.

Form Numbers: None.

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

Background: 49 U.S.C. 30101 et seq., as amended (“the Safety Act”), authorizes NHTSA to issue FMVSSs. The Safety Act mandates that in issuing any FMVSSs, the agency is to consider whether the standard is reasonable and appropriate for the particular type of motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment for which it is prescribed. Using this authority, FMVSS No. 106, Brake Hoses, was issued. This standard specifies labeling and performance requirements which apply to all manufacturers of brake hoses and brake hose end fittings, and to those who assemble brake hoses. Prior to assembling or selling brake hoses, these entities must register their identification marks with NHTSA to comply with the labeling requirements of this standard. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the agency must obtain OMB approval to continue collecting labeling information. Currently, there are 1,944 manufacturers of brake hoses and end fittings, and brake hose assemblers, registered with NHTSA. However, only approximately 20 respondents annually request to have their symbol added to or removed from the NHTSA database. To comply with this standard, each brake hose manufacturer or assembler must contact NHTSA and state that they want to be added to or removed from the NHTSA database of registered brake hose manufacturers. This action is usually initiated by the manufacturer with a brief written request via U.S. mail, facsimile, an email message, or a telephone call. Currently, a majority of the requests are received via U.S. mail and the follow-up paperwork is conducted via facsimile, U.S. mail, or electronic mail. The estimated cost for complying with this regulation is $100 per hour. Therefore, the total annual cost is estimated to be $3,000 (time burden of 30 hours x $100 cost per hour).

Respondents: Business or other for profit.

Number of Respondents: 20.

Number of Responses: 20.

Total Annual Burden: 30 hours.

Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the Department's performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for the Department to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB's clearance of this information collection.

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Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1:48.

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David Hines,

Director, Office of Crash Avoidance Standards.

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[FR Doc. 2014-01147 Filed 1-21-14; 8:45 am]