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Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension of a Currently-Approved Information Collection Request: Transportation of Hazardous Materials, Highway Routing

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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.


Notice and request for comments.


In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The FMCSA requests approval to extend an existing ICR is titled, “Transportation of Hazardous Materials, Highway Routing.” The information reported by States and Indian tribes is necessary to identify designated/restricted routes and restrictions or limitations affecting how motor carriers may transport certain hazardous materials on their highways, including dates that such routes were established and information on subsequent changes or new hazardous materials routing designations. FMCSA received one comment from a trucking association in response to the 60-day Federal Register Notice published on October 23, 2013.


Please send your comments by March 17, 2014. OMB must receive your comments by this date in order to act on the ICR.


All comments should reference Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA-2013-0305. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention of the Desk Officer, Department of Start Printed Page 9035Transportation/Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and sent via electronic mail to, or faxed to (202) 395-6974, or mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503.

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Mr. Paul Bomgardner, Office of Enforcement and Compliance, Hazardous Materials Division, Department of Transportation, FMCSA, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202-493-0027; email Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.

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Title: Transportation of Hazardous Materials, Highway Routing.

OMB Control Number: 2126-0014.

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

Respondents: The reporting burden is shared by 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 51 [35 States, District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories with designated hazardous materials highway routes + 15 States/U.S. Territories without designated hazardous materials highway routes + 1 Indian tribe with a designated route = 51].

Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes.

Expiration Date: February 28, 2014.

Frequency of Response: Annually.

Estimated Total Annual Burden: 13 hours [51 annual respondents × 1 response × 15 minutes per response/60 minutes per response = 12.75 hours, rounded to 13 hours].


The data for the Transportation of Hazardous Materials, Highway Routing ICR is collected under authority of 49 U.S.C. 5112 and 5125. Specifically, 49 U.S.C. 5112(c) requires that the Secretary, in coordination with the States, “shall update and publish periodically a list of currently effective hazardous material highway route designations.”

Under 49 CFR 397.73, the FMCSA Administrator has the authority to request that each State and Indian tribe, through its routing agency, provide information identifying hazardous materials routing designations within its jurisdiction. That information is collected and consolidated by FMCSA and published annually, in whole or as updates, in the Federal Register.

Comments From the Public: The FMCSA received 1 comment in response to the 60-day comment request Federal Register notice published on October 23, 2013. FMCSA will consider the comment received from the American Trucking Association (ATA) that addressed the changes to be implemented in the ICR to meet the requirements of Public Law 112-141, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).

Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the FMCSA to perform its functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for the FMCSA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information.

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Issued under the authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.87 on: February 6, 2014.

G. Kelly Leone,

Associate Administrator, Office of Research and Information Technology and Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2014-03345 Filed 2-13-14; 8:45 am]