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Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently-Approved Information Collection Request: Request for Revocation of Authority Granted

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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.

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Notice and request for comments.


In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), FMCSA announces its plan to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) its request to revise a currently-approved information collection request (ICR) entitled, “Request for Revocation of Authority Granted,” covered by OMB Control Number 2126-0018. This ICR covers a voluntary request by a motor carrier, freight forwarder, or property broker to amend or revoke its FMCSA registration of authority granted. It is being revised due to an anticipated decrease in the estimated annual number of filings and costs to the respondents. FMCSA will seek OMB's review and approval of this revised ICR and invites public comment on this request.


Please send your comments by May 19, 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-2013-0415. 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 Transportation/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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Ms. Tura Gatling, Office of Registration and Safety Information, U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, West Building 6th Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202-385-2405/2412; email mailto: Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

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Title: Request for Revocation of Authority Granted.

OMB Control Number: 2126-0018.

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

Respondents: Motor carriers, freight forwarders and property brokers.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,000.

Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes.

Expiration Date: May 31, 2014.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Total Annual Burden: 750 hours [3,000 annual Form OCE-46 filers × 15 minutes/60 minutes per filing = 750]


Title 49 of the United States Code (U.S.C.) authorizes the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) to promulgate regulations governing the registration of for-hire motor carriers of regulated commodities (49 U.S.C. 13902), surface transportation freight forwarders (49 U.S.C. 13903), and property brokers (49 U.S.C. 13904). The FMCSA carries out this registration program under authority delegated by the Secretary (49 CFR 1.87). Under 49 U.S.C. 13905, each registration is effective from the date specified and remains in effect for such period as the Secretary determines appropriate by regulation. Section 13905(d) of title 49, U.S.C., grants the Secretary the authority to amend or revoke a registration at the registrant's request. Based on a complaint, or on the Secretary's own initiative, the Secretary may also suspend, amend, or revoke any part of the registration of a motor carrier, broker, or freight forwarder for willful failure to comply with the regulations, an order of the Secretary, or a condition of its registration.

Form OCE-46 is used by transportation entities to voluntarily apply for revocation of their registration authority in whole or in part. FMCSA uses the form to seek information concerning the registrant's docket number, name and address, and the reasons for the revocation request.

Comments from the Public: The FMCSA received no comment in response to the 60-day comment request Federal Register notice published on December 26, 2013 for this ICR (78 FR 78469).

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: April 9, 2014.

G. Kelly Leone,

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

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[FR Doc. 2014-08879 Filed 4-17-14; 8:45 am]