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Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review

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AGENCY:

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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 January 4, 2017.

DATES:

Comments must be submitted on or before August 21, 2017.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Coleman Sachs, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance (NEF-230), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, West Building, 4th Floor, Room W43-481, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Title: 49 CFR part 566 Manufacturer Identification.

OMB Number: 2127-0043.

Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection.Start Printed Page 33551

Abstract: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has requested OMB to extend that agency's approval of the information collection that is incident to NHTSA's administration of the regulations at 49 CFR part 566 Manufacturer identification. Those regulations require manufacturers of motor vehicles or motor vehicle equipment, other than tires, to which a Federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS) applies, to submit to NHTSA, on a one-time basis, identifying information on themselves and a description of the products that they manufacture to those standards. The information that must be submitted includes: (a) The full individual, partnership, or corporate name of the manufacturer; (b) the residence address of the manufacturer and State of incorporation, if applicable; and (c) a description of each type of motor vehicle or of covered equipment manufactured by the manufacturer, including, for motor vehicles, the approximate ranges of gross vehicle weight ratings (GVWR) for each type. The information must be submitted no later than 30 days after the manufacturer begins to manufacture motor vehicles or motor vehicle equipment subject to the FMVSS. No specific form need be used for the submission of this information. NHTSA provides an online portal with a fillable web-based format for use in submitting the required information. This is described in a handbook entitled Requirements for Manufacturers of Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Equipment that can be accessed on the agency's Web site at https://vpic.nhtsa.dot.gov. A description of the reporting requirement is included on pages 8 and 9 of the handbook. With changes implemented in 2015, manufacturers have been able to make these submissions using an online portal on the above agency Web site. Manufacturers who have previously submitted identifying information must ensure that the information on file is accurate and complete by submitting revised information no later than 30 days after a change in the business that affects the validity of that information has occurred.

This information collection is necessary to ensure that manufacturers of motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment subject to the Federal motor vehicle safety standards identify themselves and their products to NHTSA so that NHTSA may contact them in the event that one of their products is suspected or found to contain a defect related to motor vehicle safety or fails to comply with an applicable FMVSS. Manufacturers of defective or noncompliant motor vehicles or replacement motor vehicle equipment are required under 49 U.S.C. 30118 to furnish notification of the defect or noncompliance to the Secretary of Transportation, and as well as to owners, purchasers, and dealers of the motor vehicle or replacement equipment, and to remedy the defect or noncompliance without charge to the owner.

Affected Public: New manufacturers of motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment, other than tires, subject to the Federal motor vehicle safety standards.

Estimated Total Annual Burden: 131 hours; $3,930.

ADDRESSES:

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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Jeffrey M. Giuseppe,

Acting Associate Administrator, Enforcement.

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[FR Doc. 2017-15252 Filed 7-19-17; 8:45 am]

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